Nairobi gubernatorial by-elections set for Feb. 18

The Nairobi Gubernatorial by-election has been set for February 18th next year.

On Tuesday, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) issued an elaborate calendar of events leading to the by-election starting with the nomination of candidates whose names must be submitted by December 28.

The by-election will be held to replace Mike Sonko who was impeached this month over corruption, abuse of office among other charges.

Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Benson Mutura was sworn in to take over for 60 days, pending the election of the new city boss.

“Political parties intending to present candidates in this election shall, after its primaries, resolve all intra-party disputes and submit the list of persons nominated to the commission on or before January 11th, 2021,” IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati states in a Gazette Notice dated December 22.