Requirements to vie as an Independent candidate in Kenya

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NOTICE is hereby given to the public on the qualifications and requirements for candidates contesting for elective positions together with nominees to Party Lists in the upcoming General Election scheduled to be held on 9th August, 2022. Requirements to vie as an Independent candidate in Kenya

General Requirements for Independent Candidates (Regulation 39 of the Election(General) Regulations, 2012)

 A nomination paper submitted by an Independent Candidates to the Commission shall;

  1. Contain the candidate’s name as it appears in the Register of Voters
  2. Be signed by the candidate, proposer and seconded who shall be voters registered in the respective electoral area
  3. The Proposer and Seconder shall not be members of any political party
  4. Show the respective electoral area for the proposer and Seconder
  5. Be delivered to the returning officer personally y the candidates himself or herself or by a person authorised by the candidates on the date set for nominations for that election.

Requirements

A nomination paper submitted by an Independent Candidates to the Commission shall;

  • Contain the candidate’s name as it appears in the Register of Voters.
  • Be signed by the candidate, proposer and seconded who shall be voters registered in the respective electoral area.
  • The Proposer and Seconder shall not be members of any political party
  • Show the respective electoral area for the proposer and Seconder.
  • Be delivered to the returning officer personally by the candidates himself or herself or by a person authorised by the candidates on the date set for nominations for that election.
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