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IEBC issue guidlines as poll nears

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission is set to hold two by-elections for Migori senatorial seat and Central Sakwa ward seat on 8 October.

This come after the death of former Migori senator Ben Oluoch and former central Sakwa MCA Johannes Andiego. Oluoch died on June and Andiego on May.

The candidates according to IEBC should submit names of their polling agents before September 24. The commission says it will recruit poll officials from the list of the ones who had previously conducted election.

The commission has warned politicians against involvement in violence during campaign period and other electoral malpractice.

It is set to meet education officials in the County to strategise on how the elections will be held without distracting learners in schools and with security agencies to ensure free, fair and peaceful election.

The commission has cleared former Energy minister Ochillo Ayacko to vie on ODM ticket, Peter Jobando (Green Congress Party),  Eddy Oketch (Federal Party of Kenya), Solomon Hodo (Peoples Democratic Party) and Samuel Otieno as an independent candidate.

The campaign period started on August 9 and will end on Friday October 5.

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