IEBC sets date for Kandara, Garissa Township and Elgeyo Marakwet by-elections
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has set January 5, 2023 as the by-election date for the Garissa Township and Kandara constituency, and Elgeyo Marakwet senate seats.
The seats were declared vacant by National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula and Senate counterpart Amason Kingi after former Garissa Township MP Aden Duale, ex-Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, and Alice Wahome (Kandara) resigned from their MP seats to join the Cabinet.
Aden Duale resigned as Garissa Town MP to become Defense CS.
CS Roads and Transportation Kipchumba Murkomen landed the role after resigning as Senator for Elgeyo Marakwet.
Alice Wahome, the immediate Kandara MP, also resigned after being appointed as the Water, Sanitation, and Irrigation CS.
The CSs were sworn in on Thursday and returned to their respective ministries.
Chebukati stated that each political party intending to participate in the by-elections must submit the names of those running in a party primary as well as the date of the party primary on or before November 14, 2022.
He also stated that public officers who intend to run for office must resign within seven days of the vacancy being declared by the Speaker.
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