IEBC paves way for candidates to replace Sen. Boniface Kabaka

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has gazetted a notice of a by-election to fill Machakos Senate position left vacant by the late Boniface Kabaka – By Gerald Gekara

The By-elections have been slated for March 23, 2021 in a notice signed by the IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati.

The late Kabaka succumbed during an operation at the Nairobi Hospital on 11th December 2020.

In his message of comfort and encouragement to the family, President Kenyatta eulogised Senator Kabaka as a resilient and devoted leader who worked tirelessly for the wellbeing of the people of Kenya.

“It is unfortunate that the painful hand of death has robbed our country of a committed legislator, gifted debater and progressive leader who used his skills as a lawyer to enrich legislative processes in Senate.

Leaders in Machakos county and the lower Eastern region have beckoned Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko to take the seat, promising full support to his candidature.