01 March 2013, 20:29
Nairobi - The following are some of the election offences that are punishable by law according to IEBC.
- Double/multiple registration: your name appearing more than once on the voters’ register
- Having more than one voter’s card
- Impersonation: the use of another person’s voter’s card
- Selling or buying voter’s card: buying or selling voters card for cash or material gain
- Deliberately destroying a voter’s card
- Carrying another person voter’s cardNote
As provided for by Chapter 7 of the Laws of Kenya, election offences will lead to warning, disqualification, prosecution or imprisonment.
The following are some of the election offences and are punishable by law-
- Voting more than once
- Carrying out campaigns on polling day
- Double registration, with your name appearing twice on voters register
- Impersonation; use of another persons electors card is punishable
- Voter buying and selling. Do not exchange your card for money, food, beer or any other gift. You will be selling your conscience and your democratic right
- Soliciting or receiving bribes to encourage voting for a candidate
- Hate speech targeting the opposing side
- Carrying another person’s elector’s card.
- Destruction of campaign materials of the opposing candidate.
- Use of another person’s elector’s card and ID to vote
- Prevention, obstruction or barring of a person from voting
Election offences under Chapter 7 of the Laws of Kenya will lead to warning, disqualification, prosecution or imprisonment.Role of citizens
It is the duty of every citizen to -
- Report election offences as soon as possible to Designated IEBC Security Officer’s desks, Designated Peace Committees or the nearest Police Station
- Conduct campaigns in a peaceful manner and to ALWAYS adhere to the laws, rules and regulations guiding elections in Kenya
- Participate in the election by coming out to vote
- From IEBC official website