Pressure mounts on IEBC commissioners to resign

Written By: Eric Beigon

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati (File Photo)

Calls for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman Wafula Chebukati and the remaining commissioners to resign, continue.

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National Assembly Majority leader, Aden Duale, says it’s the honorable thing to do as it is clear that Chebukati not only failed to unite his own commissioners and offer leadership, but he also failed to work in a seamless way with the secretariat.

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He added that parliament will in the next few weeks come up with a legal frame work in reconstituting IEBC.

Meanwhile, Agriculture Cabinet Secretary, Mwangi Kiunjuri and Laikipia West Member of Parliament, Patrick Mariru have also appealed to Chebukati to resign to pave way for the recruitment of new commissioners.

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The duo said it was hypocritical that the IEBC chairman was still clinging on his position when it was obvious that there was a problem with the electoral body especially after the resignation of four of its commissioners.

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Kiunjuri observed that the country was bigger that any individual in the country and hence it was important for the officials to respect the rule of law.

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On Friday Chebukati vowed to stay put and urged anybody who has issues with commissioners to follow the law, saying it was very clear on the removal of the commission.


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