CS blames IEBC stalemate on constitutional gaps

By KBC Reporter

Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa says the current stalemate on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission is a crisis caused by gaps in the current constitution.

Wamalwa is now proposing the amendment of contentious articles in the constitution to address the situation.

He says the constitution should allow presidential candidates to also vie for Constituency positions to avoid a vacuum.

He argues that in the current situation certain leaders are resorting to demonstrations since the constitution does not allow them to table their issues in parliament.

Wamalwa said it is dishonorable for respectable leaders to engage in demos instead of pushing their reform agenda through parliament.

His sentiments were echoed by West Pokot senator John Lonyangapuo who said they would push for the amendment.


Meanwhile, Vihiga governor Moses Akaranga has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga to embrace dialogue to unlock the IEBC deadlock for the sake of peace ahead of next year’s General Elections.

Akaranga said that the country does not belong to the two leaders and their hardline stances are dampening steps for prosperity of the nation.

He added that the President and the CORD leaders should ensure that they employ peaceful methods of undertaking reforms in IEBC adding that CORD demonstrations against the commission will hurt the economy of the country.



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