No ongoing boundaries delimitation in Mandera County says IEBC

Written By: KNA

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati (File Photo)

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has warned political players and members of the public in Mandera County to desist from issuing false statements on boundaries delimitation in the area.

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In a press statement sent to newsrooms, the Commission said the issue is highly emotive and could fuel violence.

The electoral body further said the investigations conducted by IEBC on the video clips and reports circulating on the social media on suspected boundary delimitation exercise in Mandera County by purported IEBC officials was untrue.

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“We have been contacting and obtaining information from the Constituency Election Coordinators, Constituency Administration Assistants, voter educators, security personnel and other stakeholders on the ground to ascertain the claims and we established that there was no evidence of the purported claims,” asserted IEBC.

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The statement further stated that to date no report related to the issue has been officially lodged with the County Election Managers in Mandera.

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Regarding the sensitive issue, IEBC has urged the local security agencies in the area to investigate the matter and take appropriate actions against any person purporting to be undertaking such activity.

The Constitution of Kenya 2010, provides for periodic review of the names and boundaries of constituencies at intervals of not less than eight years and not more than twelve years.

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The last boundaries review was completed in year 2012, and according to the Commission it will conduct the next review by the year 2024 of which the dates, schedules and timelines for the exercise will be made public at the opportune moment.

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