June harambee deadline for aspirants
20 March 2012, 11:08
Nairobi - Politicians who directly or indirectly take part in fund-raising from June risk being barred from the next elections if the polls are held on March 4, 2013, as announced by the electoral team.
Daily Nation reports if the General Election date is changed to December this year, the ban on politicians’ participation in harambees will take effect in March, as according to Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman Issack Hassan, the Elections Act requires candidates to refrain from fund-raising eight months to the polls.
The law also requires public officers intending to contest in the elections to resign from office at least seven months before the polls, and that independent candidates should not be members of any political party at least three months before the polls.
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