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IEBC issues guidelines as Migori poll nears - 5 months ago, 12 Sep 00:00

By: Kepher Otieno

[File, Standard]

The electoral commission has asked political parties and independent candidates in the Migori senatorial by-election to submit names of their constituency agents by next week.

The by-election will be held concurrently with another one to pick a new MCA for Central Sakwa ward in Siaya County on October 8.

The elections have been necessitated by the deaths of former Migori Senator Ben Oluoch and former Central Sakwa NCA Johannes Andiego. Oluoch died in June and Andiego in May.

The candidates, according to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), should also submit their polling agents before September 24.

IEBC communications manager Andrew Limo said submitting the lists would enable them to gazette the names and polling centres.

He said the commission would recruit poll officials from the list of those who had previously been engaged to conduct elections.

"Training of poll officials for the Migori Senate and Siaya's Central ...
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