Kenya will today nominate candidates for for political positions including those of MPs, governors and senators in preparation for the forth coming elections in March,SABC news reports
The nominations are a big political exercise for parties. The Kenyan government has ordered all public schools closed so that schools can be used as polling stations for the parties.
In total each party will be required by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to submit 1 882 names representing those who will vie for various positions including Members of Parliament, Governors , senators, women representatives among others.
The challenge for the party leaders will be to ensure that the lists submitted represent balance in various aspects including gender, marginalised communities and youth.
General elections will be held in Kenya on 4 March 2013, electing the President, Senators, County Governors, Members of Parliament, Civic Wards and Women County Representatives.
They will be the first elections held under the new constitution, which was passed during the 2010 referendum. They will also be the first general elections run by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC).