November 22nd 2017

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IEBC maintains July 28th as deadline for conclusion of party primaries disputes

"Aggrieved persons seeking to lodge complaints are hereby notified that the IEBC Dispute Resolution Committee and the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal shall be hearing disputes arising from party list nominations from July 21 to 28," the notice reads.

By Phillip MuleeTuesday, 25 Jul 2017 13:57 EAT

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati at a past function.

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has maintained that the deadline for the conclusion of party primaries disputes remains this coming Friday.

In a statement posted on its website today IEBC said the deadline to hear and determine the cases remains July 28th.

"Aggrieved persons seeking to lodge complaints are hereby notified that the IEBC Dispute Resolution Committee and the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal shall be hearing disputes arising from party list nominations from July 21 to 28," the notice reads.

The statement by IEBC follows an announcement on Monday, by High Court Judge Msagha Mbogholi that Judiciary will not leave cases unattended before completion of printing ballot papers.

"We know IEBC has already commenced printing ballot papers but we hope there will be some recourse anyway," he said.

Judge Mbogholi reported that the Judiciary received 305 cases arising from nomination disputes, 125 of which ended up in the High Court and 12 in the Court of Appeal.

He said the primaries were conducted too close to the August 8 general election so the judiciary struggled to determine the petitions.

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