The counting of votes for the next general election begins today, currently 365 days for the general election scheduled for August 9, 2022, as announced by IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati.
And now the IEBC has issued a major announcement on the 2022 general election. The Electoral Commission has said it will not accept nominations from parties that fail to meet the two-thirds gender law.
The IEBC proclamation means that parties will be forced to balance their candidates and candidates so that the number of men against women meets the requirements of the constitution.
This comes as the IEBC is under intense scrutiny to determine if it will be able to hold the 2022 elections and how it is prepared to face the election.
There is also a BBI bill, a decision that will be announced by the Court of Appeal next week, August 20.
Should the court decide against the BBI, the IEBC could be forced to hold a BBI referendum and general election within one year, which would be a major problem for the IEBC.