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Raila, Kalonzo jet out of the country for private trips


Azimio-One Kenya Alliance presidential candidate Raila Odinga jetted out of the country on Wednesday for a private mission even as campaigns for the August elections intensify. Sources within the camp also indicate that Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka who is also in the Azimio brigade also left the country on Tuesday. Their aides have remained guarded in the nature of the trips but indicate that these are just short travels with the two expected on the campaign trail over the weekend.


Ruto takes rest as his team woos Mt Kenya, Western

Ruto Mandera Kenya Kwanza


Deputy President William Ruto who is the UDA presidential candidate will on Thursday be taking a rest from the campaign trail after hosting economic forums in North Eastern Kenya earlier this week. His team will however be in Mt Kenya and Western as they continue to woo voters ahead of the elections in 60 days time. Ruto’s running mate Rigathi Gachagua will lead the Mt Kenya team in Embu and Meru while ANC Leader Musalia Mudavadi will be leading the campaigns in Vihiga and Busia.

IEBC starts hearing 160 disputes arising from nominations

IEBC voter register


The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission will on Thursday start hearing 160 disputes that had been lodged by aspirants dissatisfied with the just ended nomination process. The Commission said that it will use the 10-day window provided for in the law to deal with the arising disputes.

IEBC to test run election technology

IEBC technology


The electoral commission will on Thursday host candidates and stakeholders at the Bomas of Kenya for a simulation exercise on the technology to be applied in the elections, IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati said on Wednesday. The commission will test, verify and deploy the technology, an exercise that must be done at least 60 days before a general election. The exercise will see the IEBC simulate electronic transmission of polls results as well as voter verification before voting.

Coast still not clear for Sonko


Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko will move to IEBC dispute tribunal to salvage Mombasa bid. This is after the electoral commission failed to clear him over ‘unverified’ documents. IEBC had also announced that it would not clear Sonko for having been impeached previously.

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