ANC invites applications for party nomination

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The ANC party has invited applications from interested individuals who wish to be nominated to various legislative houses.

Chairperson of the Elections Board Salim Busaidy said in a statement the applications opened on May 16 and will close on May 26, 2022.

The party has imposed a nonrefundable application fee of Sh10,000 for those seeking nomination to the National Assembly and the Senate while those seeking nomination to county assemblies will be charged Sh5,000.

“Hard copies of the application forms can be collected from the election board desk at the party’s headquarters off James Gichuru Road in Lavington, Nairobi,” Busaidy said.

He said dully filed forms can be dropped at the same office or emailed to [email protected]

The National Assembly has 12 reserved seats for nominated legislators who may be women, physically challenged persons or from marginalised groups.

Senate has 16 seats for women and four youth and persons with disability representatives.

There are 770 nomination slots up for grabs by political parties across the 47 county assemblies.

The number of nominees a political party is allocated in each of the three houses is based on its representation in those houses. The party with the highest elected members is entitled to more seats.

Section 35 of the Elections Act requires parties to submit their party lists to the independent electoral and boundaries commission (IEBC) 45 days before the general election.

This means parties have until June 26 to submit their party lists.

Thirty days after the August 9 general election, IEBC is required to designate from the qualifying lists the representatives to each of the houses on basis of proportional representation.

ANC is the latest to call for applications from those interested in consideration.

Deputy President William Ruto’s UDA and Raila Odinga’s ODM have already invited qualified party members to submit their applications.

UDA is charging a nonrefundable fee of Sh10,000 for those eyeing the MCA seats while those seeking nomination to parliament and senate are parting with Sh20,000.

ODM, which closed the process last Friday, imposed a flat rate fee of Sh5,000 on all members irrespective of the seat applied for.

The Jubilee party has not stated the amount it is charging its members.

Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper indicated it will be conducting the process beginning next week, but it is yet to agree on the fee.

The political parties are expected to rake in millions of shillings in nomination fees from candidates seeking special seats.

A huge number of aspirants who lost in the party primaries are expected to apply.

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