One can incur fine for not removing campaign posters, this is mandated in the elections act of 2011.
The elections act of 2011, stipulates a list of electoral offences that could face the political contenders, before and after the election exercise is done.
In the list of offences stipulated in the elections act of 2011, one can incur fine for not removing campaign posters.
This act applies to any political affiliation or any candidate who is in the race for a certain seat.
The act states,”Registered political parties, referendum committees, officials of political parties and referendum committees and candidates do, by subscribing to this Code, further, commit themselves to remove all banners, placards and posters erected during the election period.”
Any politician who fails to adhere to the law, is at risk of facing the law or incurring a fine from court.
The law further warns that if by any chance , a fined politicians fails or defaults to pay the loan, this will be used as a basis of disqualification in the future, if he run for a political seat again.
The electoral acts 2011, further requires the vying candidates should make sure the posters contain the contact details of the publisher.
It states,”A person who prints, publishes, distributes or posts up, or causes to be printed, published, distributed or posted up, any advertisement, handbill, placard or poster which refers to any election and which does not bear upon its face the names and addresses of the printer and publisher.”
The elections act 2011 works with the national environmental management authority(NEMA) that upon pulling down of the posters, cleanliness of the environment is maintained.
The national environmental management authority( NEMA) also has its policies that are stipulated under the Environmental management act 2013.
Politicians are mandated to pay for cleaning services to enhance sanitation in the country.