ODM Calls for Applications Ahead of Five By-Elections

  • An image of people queuing up to vote
    Voters line up along a street outside a polling station in Kiserian, Kenya on August 8, 2017.
  • The Orange Democratic Movement Party on Thursday, September 17 issued a statement on five upcoming by-elections.

    The dates of the by-elections will be revealed in due course with the party calling on members interested in the vacant positions to submit their applications.

    The by-elections set to be held include, MP for Msambweni Constituency, County Assembly Ward Members for Kahawa Wendani, Kisumu North, Wundanyi/ Mbale and Lake View in Kiambu, Kisumu, Taita Taveta and Nakuru County Assemblies respectively.

    Former IEBC Commissioner Roselyn Akombe (left), Chairman Wafula Chebukati and former CEO Ezra Chiloba,
    Former IEBC Commissioner Roselyn Akombe (left), Chairman Wafula Chebukati and former CEO Ezra Chiloba.

    "The National Elections Board (NEB) of ODM is in receipt of communication from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) giving political parties timelines for scheduled by-elections.

    "The NEB hereby gives notice to all applicants interested in the above electoral positions to submit their applications, in the prescribed form, to the Party headquarters at Chungwa House by close of business on Monday, September 21 2020," read the statement in part.

    Interested applicants can source for the application forms at the Party's headquarters, Chungwa House along Loiyangalani Drive within Lavington area or download them from the official party website.

    This comes after Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori passed on back in March at Aga Khan Hospital in Mombasa where he had been receiving treatment for cancer.

    Kahawa Wendani Ward Representative Cyrus Omondi also died back in March while he was in India for a workshop alongside his colleagues in the Education Committee.

    Kisumu County Assembly’s acting Speaker, Elisha Oraro, resigned as the Kisumu North Ward MCA to vie for the Speaker's seat.

    Wundanyi-Mbale ward representative Beatrice Mwabili succumbed to gall bladder cancer back in March while Lake View MCA Karanja Mburu died in a grisly road accident back in April along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.

    With the reduction of Covid-19 cases across the country, IEBC appears to be ready to conduct the by-elections.

    Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) logo plastered on a building.
    Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) logo plastered on a building.