Sabahi (Washington, DC)

20 January 2013

Kenyan Candidates May Not Party-Hop for Nominations

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Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Saturday (January 19th) declared that candidates who were not successful in Friday's party primaries may not switch parties.

On Friday the IEBC announced that parties may submit their nomination lists until Monday, to accommodate delays in Thursday's primary elections.

Despite the deadline extension, the nomination period is considered closed as of Friday at midnight, and candidates not selected by that time will be disqualified and cannot move to another party for nomination, said IEBC Communications and Corporate Affairs Manager Tabitha Mutemi.

Police have been notified of the regulation and asked to inform the IEBC of anyone they observe violating the directive, she said.

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