Kenya: Women Aspirants Protest Poll Requirements

KENYA Citizen TV
Publication Date:
16 August 2012
Kenya, Women and Gender, Governance

Women aspiring to contest various elective positions in the March 4th 2013 election have faulted the IEBC for what they termed as prohibitive election regulations, key among them the proposal to levy a 500,000 shilling nomination fee for those seeking the County Women Representative seat. The commission has however clarified that County Women Representative aspirants will only required to pay 250,000 shillings, which is half the amount required for all other elective posts for men and that this was just a proposal that was subject to approval by Parliament.


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