Election timelines and activities
|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 IEBC||16th 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 Deputies||16th May 2022|
|Presidential candidates deliver to IEBC a list of at least 2,000 voters registered in each of a majority of the counties||23rd May, 2022|
|Days for the nomination of political party candidates and independent candidates for the Presidential Election||29th May, 2022 to 6th June, 2022.|
|Nomination of political party candidates and independent candidates for the National Assembly Elections||29th May, 2022 to 31st May, 2022|
|Nomination of political party candidates and independent candidates for the Senate Elections||29th 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 Elections||1st 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 nominations||9th June, 2022|
|Political parties participating in the General Election to submit their Party List to IEBC||25th June, 2022|
|Political parties and candidates to appoint and submit to the IEBC the names of the County Tallying Centre Election Agents||25th 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 day||9th August, 2022|
Significant political event of the week:
The Director-General of the William Samoei Ruto (WSR) Presidential Campaign issued a press release on Thursday, May 5, 2022, expressing concerns over a video clip of ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru pledging his allegiance, committing public resources and institutions, and declaring state support for Azimio la Umoja and its project.
The press release expressed the critical role the Ministry of ICT plays in supervising and overseeing the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK). CAK provides the technological framework for IEBC to conduct digital registration, digital tallying and relaying of results electronically, which affects the verifiability, transparency, accountability and credibility of elections as per the Constitution. Therefore, the WSR team alleges that the conduct of CS Joe Mucheru is not an isolated incident, stating that there is a trend by cabinet secretaries to attempt to pursue impunity, circumvent the rule of law, corrupt public institutions, facilitate the commission of criminal offences and subvert Kenyan democracy.
The press release finally calls upon the IEBC to take decisive action against those who commit election offences including, CSs Mucheru, Matiang’i, Wamalwa, Munya and Kagwe for continuously breaching Section 15 of the Election Offences Act 2016.
Next upcoming significant event:
- Political parties to submit the names of the persons nominated to contest in the election to the IEBC.