Homa Bay senatorial by-election set for February 2
Nairobi, Kenya: The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Monday announced that it had set aside February 2, 2015 as the date for Homa Bay senatorial by-election. The Homabay Senate seat fell vacant after the death of Senator Otieno Kajwang on November 18, 2014.
The law requires that a by-election is held within 90 days from the occurrence of a vacancy. IEBC also said that political parties primaries to be conducted on December 19.
“The political party primaries will be conducted on December 19, 2014 and the delivery of nomination papers to IEBC will take place in January 5&6, 2015.
The campaigns commence thereafter, upto 30th January 2015- 48hours to the date of the by-election,” read a statement by IEBC acting CEO Betty Nyabuto. Homabay County has six constituencies; Kasipul Kabondo, Karachuonyo, Rangwe, Ndhiwa, Mbita and Gwasi.