IEBC requirements for independent candidates: Aspirant qualification

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has set some requirements that aspirants have to meet before contesting or vying for any elective post (MCA, MP, Women Representative, Senator, Governor and President).  The qualification have been highlighted below by the Registrar of Political Parties.

iebc becoming indepedent candidate

You contest for MCA, MP, Woman Representative, Governor, Senator as independent candidate. The qualifications and requirements have been indicated below

Aspirants willing to vie as Independent Candidates in the August 2017 elections have until May 7, 2017 to be cleared by the Registrar of Political Parties.  The process is ongoing and will end on the last day that independent aspirants are needed to submit their application to IEBC.

IEBC requirements to be an independent candidates: Aspirant qualification

To be cleared by the Registrar of political parties, an aspirant is required to submit:


  • An application letter of request to for clearance.
  • Copy of ID,
  • A fee of Kshs500.
  • Candidates, aspirants are also encouraged to submit symbols they intend to use for verification purpose before submission to IEBC.

Upon clearance, a candidate will be issued with:

  • Letter of clearance certifying that the one has not been a member of any political party in the last 90 days to Election Day;
  • Letter of verification of symbol.
  • The verification will have to be verified

After submitting the above details, the candidate will receive a clearance certificate certifying that the one has not been a member of any political party in the last 90 days to election day according to IEBC.

For more information or inquiries contact

 You can also  visit Registrar of political parties Kenya official website

You can also read  IEBC: Steps of Registration as Independent Candidates

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