MP aspirants who have complaints in the just concluded nomination exercise in DAP-K party to pay Ksh.100, 000 for their disputes to be heard

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DAP-K notice
DAP-K notice

Aspirants who participated in DAP-K party nomination and feel that the exercise was shambolic or have a complain; have to pay appeal fees before their complaints are heard.

In the official notice signed by the party’s Internal Disputes Resolutions Committee Chairperson, Ms. Beatrice Munialo addressed to all aspirants on Wednesday 20th April, the person contesting for an MCA seat on DAP-K ticket has to pay Ksh. 50,000, MPs contestants, Women Reps and Senators are to pay Ksh. 100,000 and Governors Ksh. 200,000.

Part of the notice stated, ‘Your complaint has been received in our offices. As per our Election and Nomination Rules and in regard to the just concluded nomination exercise where disputes have arisen from NEB decisions in certain quarters, you are hereby notified of our Internal Disputes Resolution Mechanism under regulation 22 of our Election and Nomination rules’

The notice further stated that once the above is met, the IDRC chair, or authorized agent shall communicate the date, time and place of hearing to review the NEB’s decision in accordance with Constitution of Kenya, applicable Law, Party Constitution and Election and Nomination Rules within 24 hours.

In a public notice on the IEBC website on 8th April, 2022, the Commission set timelines to parties and independent candidates towards the 9th August, 2022 general election where it stated that nomination exercises across the various political parties have a Friday 22nd April 2022 deadline. This time-frame also includes the resolution of intra-party disputes emanating from the nomination exercise, after which political parties will have until Thursday 28th April 2022 to submit names of persons selected to contest in the forthcoming General Elections.

Through the same notice, independent candidates who wish to vie for various elective seats are needed to submit to the Commission a clearance certificate from the ORPP confirming that he/she  is not a member of any registered political party on or before Monday 2nd May, 2022, at Anniversary Towers 21st floor between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Independent candidates are also asked to present to the Commission symbols they intend to use in the election on or before Monday, 2nd May, 2022.