IEC unfazed by 'mekoko'

Through inundated with many independent candidates registering, IEC says it is ready
Through inundated with many independent candidates registering, IEC says it is ready

The only way the number of independent candidates known as ‘mekoko’ could be reduced is for political parties to enhance inner party democracy without meddling with party process, political analyst Anthony Morima says.

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has so far registered 223 mekoko for council seats and 21 candidates to contest for parliamentary seats.

This number is likely to grow since registration only stops after dissolution of Parliament.

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Implement the recommendations Mr. President

The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report and see if it reflects their interests as the Commission went around the length and breadth of the country collecting views of the people with some choosing to write to the Commission’s...

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