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A By-Election is a special election held between general elections or during the life of a parliament to fill a vacancy in parliament occasioned by: the death of an incumbent; resignation of the incumbent; nullification of the election of the incumbent by a court of law or the recall by the electorate of a member of parliament before the end of his/her term. After the March 4, 2013 general elections, a total of 188 elections petitions had been filed by the end of the 28-day period after the declaration of results, as set out in the law. In the filed…
In the month of October 2012, the Elections Observation Group experienced cases of insecurity in parts of Coast and North Eastern province. This led to limited access of ELOG observers due to insecurity concerns. Political Party campaigns also heightened with the frequency of electoral related incidences such as voter bribery and misuse of state resources among others rising. Download the full report here..
December 2012 was characterized by a number of activities including; heightened political parties’ campaigns, the Tana River ethnic clashes, amendment of the Elections Act that allowed Kenyans to vote using waiting cards but was not implemented and IEBC’s successful registration of 14.3 million voters. Download the full report here..