May 13, 2022 - 5 minutes read

Election Countdown : 87 days to go

By Kennedy Osore
Election timelines and activities 
ActivityTimeline
IEBC to publish in the Gazette, the names and symbols of persons intending to contest in the election as independent candidates   13th May, 2022.
Political parties intending to present a Presidential and Deputy Presidential candidates through party primaries or direct nominations shall submit the names of the Presidential and Deputy Presidential candidates to the IEBC 16th May 2022
Independent Presidential candidates shall submit their names and that of their Deputies to the IEBC16th May 2022
Political parties intending to present candidates through direct nominations or party primaries shall submit to the IEBC the names of the County Governors and Deputy County Governors selected to contest in the election 16th May 2022
County Governor candidates intending to participate in this election as independent candidates shall submit to the Commission their names and that of their Deputies16th May 2022
Presidential candidates deliver to IEBC a list of at least 2,000 voters registered in each of a majority of the counties23rd May, 2022
Days for the nomination of political party candidates and independent candidates for the Presidential Election29th May, 2022 to 6th June, 2022.
Nomination of political party candidates and independent candidates for the National Assembly Elections29th May, 2022 to 31st May, 2022
Nomination of political party candidates and independent candidates for the Senate Elections29th May, 2022 to 31st May, 2022
Official campaign period.29th May, 2022 – 6th August, 2022
Nomination of political party candidates and independent candidates for the County Woman Member to the National Assembly elections.1st June, 2022 to 3rd June, 2022.
Nomination of political party candidates and independent candidates for the County Assembly Elections1st June, 2022 to 7th June, 2022.
Nomination of political party candidates and independent candidates for the County Governor Elections.4th June, 2022 to 7th June, 2022
Lodging and determination of disputes arising from nominations9th June, 2022
Political parties participating in the General Election to submit their Party List to IEBC25th June, 2022
Political parties and candidates to appoint and submit to the IEBC the names of the County Tallying Centre Election Agents25th July, 2022
For presidential elections, political parties and candidates to be appointed and submit the names of the National and Constituency Chief Election Agents to IEBC.25th July, 2022
General Election day9th August, 2022
Significant political event of the week:

Highlights of the Kenya Kwanza Power Structure

The Kenya Kwanza Coalition Agreement that was deposited with the Registrar of Political Parties, outlines the power sharing arrangement and government structures should Deputy President William Ruto win the August presidential race.

  • President – DP William Ruto (UDA)
  • Deputy President – Running mate position reserved for UDA (candidate to be drawn from the Mt. Kenya region)
  • Prime Cabinet Secretary – Musalia Mudavadi (ANC)
  • National Assembly Speaker – Moses Wetangula (Ford Kenya)
  • Senate Speaker – Amason Kingi (PAA)

Appointive government positions

Thirty percent of appointive government positions including Prime Cabinet Secretary, six Cabinet Secretary slots and National Assembly Speaker to be allocated to Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula. This is subject to the two delivering at least 70 percent of the western Kenya votes in the August presidential race.

Parliamentary leadership positions

UDA, ANC and Ford Kenya to be allocated parliamentary leadership positions on a pro-rata basis, depending on the number of parliamentary seats won by each party.

Management of Kenya Ports Authority

Appointment of Amason Kingi’s supporters to top management positions at KPA subject to delivery of at least 50 percent of the presidential votes cast in Kilifi County in the August presidential race.

Functions of the Deputy President

  • Chair all Cabinet committees
  • Oversee implementation of Cabinet decisions
  • Coordinate relations between the national and county governments
  • Coordinate planning and supervision of projects and programmes funded by development partners
  • Coordinate constitutional commissions and independent bodies in matters that require national government intervention 
  • Undertake any other functions assigned by the president

Functions of the Prime Cabinet Secretary

  • Assisting the president and deputy president in coordination and supervision of government ministries and state departments
  • Overseeing implementation of national government policies 
  • Chairing and coordinating government legislative agenda across all ministries and state departments for transmission to Parliament through leadership of both Houses 
  • Coordinating and supervising the technical monitoring and evaluation of government policies and projects
Next upcoming significant event: 
  • IEBC to publish in the Gazette, the names and symbols of persons intending to contest in the election as independent candidates – 13th May 2022
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