Youth delegates at a joint UNDP/Youth Agenda Forum to mark the International Day of Democracy (IDD) in Kenya called on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to reduce the nomination fees required for candidates to participate in the March 2013 general elections. Over 2000 youth activists and other stakeholders attending a forum to commemorate the International Day of Democracy (IDD) argued passionately that the nomination fees which range between $12,000 for presidential polls and $3000 for local County Assembly seats, were prohibitive and discriminatory as majority of young Kenyans were not in a position to raise these amounts. .
Nairobi, October 27, 2011- Over 300 Delegates drawn a from all parts of Kenya will converge in Nyeri for the Third Civil Society Week from 31st October -4th November to discuss the country’s preparations for the 2012 Eletions. Hon. Mutula Kilonzo, the Minister for Justice National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs accompanied by the UNDP Resident Representative Mr. Aeneas Chuma will officially open the event on Tuesday 1st of November, 2011 at 9.00 am at Green Hills Hotel, Nyeri..
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