IEBC Chair says he’s ready to conduct general election

By Micheal Njuguna

The Chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Issack Hassan says he is ready to conduct the 2017 General Election, after he was cleared by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) over the Chickengate scandal.

He said the outcome of the investigations by EACC, which exonerates him of culpability on the matter, comes as a relief on the emotionally draining burden of perception.

Hassan said the IEBC has for a while now been going through trying moments in the face of a myriad of accusation of corruption and incompetence but now it is commission hope that the truth will finally come out.  

In a statement Hassan said the IEBC Commissioners will continue guiding the secretariat on the preparations for the polls until and unless there are changes to the constitutional responsibilities bestowed on upon them. 

The IEBC chairman urged staff at the commission to remain steadfast and focused because they have a critical mandate of delivering credible elections.

At the same time Hassan urged politicians and other stakeholders not to destabilize the electoral body.


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