Chebukati welcomes decision to announce vacancies in IEBC

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairperson Wafula Chebukati has welcomed President William Ruto’s decision to announce vacancies in the positions of the agency’s chairperson and two commissioners.  

In a statement, the IEBC Chairperson said that the move will ensure a smooth transition and retention of institutional memory which has previously not been the case.

“I wish to welcome the decision to gazette impending vacancies for the positions of IEBC Chairperson and 2 Commissioners which will officially be vacant from 18/1/2023. This will ensure smooth transition and retention of institutional memory which has previously not been the case,” said Chebukati.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairperson Wafula Chebukati has welcomed President William Ruto’s decision to announce vacancies in the positions of the agency’s chairperson and two commissioners.

In a gazette noticed dated 21st October 2022, President Ruto said the declaration was in accordance with section 7A (2) of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

“I notify of impending vacancies in the positions of: Chairperson and two Members of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission on the 17th January, 2023,” read the gazette notice.

The tenure of the IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati and the two commissioners Boya Molu and Abdi Guliye is set to lapse on 17th January, 2023.

According to the Electoral and Boundaries Commission Act, the President is expected to appoint a Selection Panel consisting of seven persons for purposes of appointment of the Chairperson or Member of the Commission at least six months before the lapse of the term.

  

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