Kenya electoral body, IEBC
Kenya electoral body, IEBC, Chairperson Wafula Chebukati

The IEBC has made it clear the date of the 2022 general election, arraying fears of an extended term of the current President Uhuru Kenyatta’s regime in office.

In a statement, the IEBC said, “The next general elections will be held on 9th December 2022 in line with the recently released Elections Operational Plan.”

The Electoral Body also directed all aspirants to the Campaign Financing Act 2013, which they said was suspended but would be enforced for the 2022 general election.

By June 2022, political candidates are expected to open campaign financing accounts, establish campaign financing-expenditure committees and appoint persons who will manage the campaign funds.

The electoral commission quotes the provisions of sections 6, 7, and 8 of the Act and the following five requirements:

First, all Political Parties and Candidates contesting in the 2022 General

Elections to establish Expenditure Committees comprising of persons

nominated by the governing council of the political party or by the

the independent candidate as the case may be.

Secondly, all Political Parties and Candidates contesting in the 2022 General Elections to submit names of persons authorized to manage their accounts being either the Candidate, Candidate’s Agent, or Member of the Party Expenditure Committee.

In addition, all authorized persons shall be required at registration to open campaign financing bank accounts where contributions by a

candidate, political party, or contributions received from a lawful source will be received and submit the details of the accounts to the

Commission.

The Commission shall also monitor and investigate all information

relating to party nomination expenses and election campaign expenses of candidates and political parties.

Finally, expenditure reports shall be submitted to the Commission, within twenty-one days of the political party nomination and within three months after elections.

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