The consultative forum held on 28th April was organised by ORPP Kisumu Office. The meeting brought together 38 participants, drawn from Political Parties, IEBC, inter faith based organisations, Civil Society Organisations, the county Government, National Government, media and ORPP. The forum was held at Farm View Hotel.
ORPP Kisumu officer Lucy Kemunto moderated the introduction session. The main objective of the meeting was to deliberate on election preparedness matters ahead of the upcoming general elections and to strengthen and build capacity for political parties in Busia County and Kenya at large.
Deputy County Commissioner Mr, Ruto making his presentation
Various presentations with regards to election preparedness were made by relevant stakeholders from:
- The Office of the Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP) who talked about the role of ORPP in elections and promotion of peace in Kenya and the amendment to the PPA.
- Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) presented on the role of IEBC in management of Political Parties Nomination/Election rules, Party lists and gazetted timelines ahead of the General Elections.
- Assistant County Commissioner (ACC) talked about Busia County preparedness to the forthcoming General election and peace within the county.
- Busia County Police Commander who tackeld on issues regarding to security in relation to elections. He called on the parties to avoid goons and noted that police will not tolerate any goons. He called on the party