IEBC to control campaign funds
26 December 2013, 17:15
Nairobi - Politicians’ campaign funds will now be controlled by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
This follows the signing of the Election Campaign Financing Bill 2013 into law by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday, Daily Nation reports.
IEBC will set spending limits and ensure that politicians who will exceed the set amount are fined KES 2 million or jailed for five years.
The Bill gives the commission powers to verify sources of contributions to a candidate, a political party or a referendum committee.
Politicians and their parties will also not be allowed to get foreign funding.
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