Kenya Schools Close for Political Party Polls

All public primary institutions will be closed on 17 January to allow political parties to conduct nominations, due to 85 percent of schools being used as voting stations.

Primary school children (file photo).

  • Kenya:  Schools to Close for Party Primaries

    The Star, 15 January 2013

    Public schools across the country are set to close on Thursday as coalitions and political parties prepare to conduct nominations ahead of the January 18 deadline. read more »

  • Kenya:  Schools to Close On 17th for Party Nominations

    The Star, 15 January 2013

    All public primary schools have been directed to close on Thursday 17th this month to allow parties to hold nominations. The education ministry says the move will also assure ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Electoral Commission Proposes School Closure

    Capital FM, 15 January 2013

    The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has recommended the closure of schools on Thursday to facilitate nominations by political parties. read more »

  • Kenya:  IEBC Wants Schools Closed for Primaries

    The Star, 15 January 2013

    The IEBC wants public schools to be closed on Thursday to allow political parties to hold nominations. CEO James Oswago says they are waiting for feedback from the government since ... read more »

  • Kenya:  TNA to Use Churches, Mosques for Primaries

    The Star, 15 January 2013

    TNA has said it will not use schools for its nominations scheduled for Thursday. The party's secretary general Onyango Oloo yesterday said they will use churches, mosques, chief ... read more »