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IEBC Chair rubbishes claims of night meetings with NASA

September 11, 2017 10:58 AM
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IEBC Chair rubbishes claims of night meetings with NASA

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati has rubbished allegations of night meetings with the opposition coalition NASA.

Reacting to claims that he was engaging in night meetings with the Odinga led coalition, Chebukati took to twitter terming the rumours as false, reckless and baseless adding that such talk will not subvert his mission of ensuring the October 17th election is credible.

“Rumors regarding my so called night meetings with NASA are baseless and reckless” Chebukati tweeted.

The electoral agency boss asked those making the claims to make public the nature of the ‘so called meetings’ and the venues they were held.

The claims were reportedly made by Deputy President William Ruto during an interview with a local TV station.

The DP however said they had no intentions of interfering with the commission and urged the Chebukati led team to put its house in order.

“We have no desire to interfere with the IEBC, an independent institution. We can’t dictate on its staffing. Let IEBC sort out all issues that threaten to cloud the repeat poll. Kenyans are ready to make known their position” he said.

He added “we implore the IEBC to up its game and deliver a credible election. That is a responsibility it owes Kenyans,”.

Meanwhile, the IEBC commissioners are currently holding a three day retreat in Naivasha, in a bid to deliberate on how best to conduct the fresh presidential election slated for October 17th.

The electoral body which has been facing public scrutiny and internal strife amongst the seven Commissioners after the Supreme Court nullified August 8th presidential election, will use the meeting to settle their differences ahead of the all-important exercise on the 17th of next month.

The commission is expected to come up with a concrete plan for the coming presidential election, given that the timelines for the special election are already out.


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