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Kenyan General Election: March 4th 2013

General elections will be held in Kenya on 4 March 2013,[1] electing the President, Senators, County Governors, Members of Parliament, Civic Wards and Women County Representatives. They will be the first elections held under the new constitution, which was passed during the 2010 referendum. Due to the terms of the new constitution, it could also be the first presidential election in Kenya where the candidates face a second round run-off between the first and the second if no-one achieves a simple majority in the first round or if the winner does not get 25% of the votes in at least 24 counties. More on Wiki

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is an independent regulatory agency that was founded in 2011 by the Constitution of Kenya. The Commission is responsible for conducting or supervising referenda and elections to any elective body or office established by the Constitution, and any other elections as prescribed by an Act of Parliament. It was created in a provision of the 2010 constitution and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Act.

Its mandate includes; the continuous registration of voters and revision of the voter’s roll,the delimitation of constituencies and wards,the regulation of political parties process,the settlement of electoral disputes,the registration of candidates for elections,voter education,the facilitation of the observation, monitoring and evaluation of elections,the regulation of money spent by a candidate or party in respect of any election,the development of a code of conduct for candidates and parties,the monitoring of compliance with legislation on nomination of candidates by parties..

General Election Press Coverage

The 12 key issues for Kenya Election 2013

Daily Nation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vE4HhoBTxDo&hd=1

Daily Nation article outlining key challenges that should be addressed as Kenya heads into elections on March 4, 3012, the Daily Nation outline challenges facing the nation that should be addressed.

Election Links & Resources

United Nations Electoral Assistance Division (UNEAD)

The UNEAD in the Department of Political Affairs plays a leading role in the work of the United Nations to help nations hold credible elections. In many cases, these elections are a defining moment in a country's transition to democracy, as in Libya in 2012. In the last twenty years, the United Nations has assisted more than 100 of the UN member states, more than half of its membership, with electoral support.

IEBC Commitment Poem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ptQ3M-lctk

KCA Guidebook on Election Coverage for Media Correspondents in Kenya

The Kenya Correspondents Association (KCA) was launched in August l997. It was formed to provide a platform for media correspondents to interact, build solidarity and enhance their profile and recognition in the media industry. The association is meant to help correspondents’ address and improve their professional and welfare needs. This will in turn contribute to professionalism in the media industry.

The Constitution of Kenya

View the constitution on the official website of the National Council for Law Reporting (Kenya), a public body established under the National Council for Law Reporting Act (Act No. 11 of 1994). The mandate of the Council is to publish the Kenya Law Reports which contain the judicial opinions of the superior courts of record and which are the official law reports of the Republic of Kenya; to revise, consolidate and publish the official Laws of Kenya.

IEBC dispatches BVR kits to Counties

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63gMKSQO9OU&hd=1

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has started deploying the Biometric Voter Registration machines to the counties, for what is seen as the first step towards the commencement of the delayed voter registration. In the video, NTV's Jane Ngoiri reports, the IEBC is aiming to register about 18 million voters within a month.

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Posted by
educoi
on Thursday, January 24, 2013 7:01 AM
I hope the mach 4th elections will be peaceful. We are a peace loving nation and we wont want a repeat of the 2007 violence. Let reconciliation and peace be the theme of this year elections in Kenya. Get more of my custom written essays here.
Posted by
educoi
on Thursday, January 24, 2013 7:01 AM
I hope the mach 4th elections will be peaceful. We are a peace loving nation and we wont want a repeat of the 2007 violence. Let reconciliation and peace be the theme of this year elections in Kenya. Get more of my custom written essays here.
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