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IEBC announces new poll campaign period

Tuesday September 5 2017

Jubilee Party leader President Uhuru Kenyatta

Jubilee Party leader President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) and Nasa flag bearer Raila Odinga at different rallies on September 5, 2017. IEBC has stated official campaigns start on September 6, 2017 and end on October 15, 2017. PHOTOS | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By PATRICK LANG'AT
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The official campaign period of the October 17 presidential repeat elections starts tomorrow.

In a gazette notice published Tuesday, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) stated that the campaigns will end on October 15.

“The Campaign time shall run from 7.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. during the campaign period,” the commission stated.

IEBC also gazetted October 17 as the official elections date.

The notice named two contenders for the race, Jubilee Party candidate President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga.

The IEBC also gazetted Deputy President William Ruto and former vice president Kalonzo Musyoka as the running mates of Mr Kenyatta and Mr Odinga, respectively.

In the notice, IEBC asked political parties to submit names of their national, county and constituency agents before October 12.

It has also questioned why it narrowed the number of candidates to only Mr Odinga and President Kenyatta.