The Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG) and Katiba Institute have files a case in court against Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for failure to put in place the election finance and campaign regulations ahead of the 2022 general elections.
IEBC was sued alongside the Kenyan National Assembly, Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi and the office of the Attorney General.
Through their lawyer Dudley Ochieng’, the two civil society organisations prayed the court to order IEBC to suspend its October 8, decision and revoke the August 9, gazette notice capping expenditure on campaigns.
Ochieng’s argued his clients have raised concern over the parliament’s unconstitutional conducts that threaten the integrity of the 2022 general elections.
“These omissions also threaten the integrity and fairness of the 2022 general elections,” the court documents read.
They said IEBC must make rules regulating campaign financing at least twelve months before the general election.
The two organisations also want the parliament’s annulment of the gazette notice on the regulations suspended.
The regulations in question were meant regulate the amount of money political parties and candidates spend on elections.
The laws also limited the amount of funds an aspirant received from a single source and would see aspirants disclose the source of their campaign funds.