Kenyan Women Cry Foul Over Electoral Rules
Draft regulations by the electoral commission wants women seeking to contest certain elective posts to pay a non-refundable nomination fee of Sh500,000 each, an amount that has angered those wanting to run for the various positions.
Capital FM, 15 August 2012
The Kenyan chapter of the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has asked the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to lower the nomination fees for women in all… Read more »
The Star, 16 August 2012
A proposal by the IEBC that all candidates joining the race for women representatives pay a hefty Sh500,000 nomination fee each is, to say the least, ill-advised. Read more »
Mock elections (file photo): Women running for the more than 40 electoral seats created by the constitution as part of affirmative action, will have to pay even though these seats are only restricted for women.