IEBC chair nominee Wafula Chebukati/PHOTO UPESI NEWS
BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,10TH JAN,2017– The National Assembly’s Justice and Legal Affairs Committee on Tuesday morning begun vetting nominees to the independent Electoral and boundaries commission IEBC. The first to appear before the Samuel Chepkonga led committee is a lawyer nominated for the position of the commission’s chair Wafula Chebukati .Chebukati said that he is well aware of the responsibilities bestowed upon him and assured the committee that one of his major target was to conduct fair,free and credible 2017 elections alated for August 2017.I want to ensure every vote counts in 2017,” he told the MPs.
Three other candidates — Ms Consolata Nkatha Bucha Maina, Mr Boya Molu and Dr Roselyne Kwamboka Akombe were also vetted for the positions of the members of the commission .
Consolata Nkatha Bucha Maina was the second to appear before the committee were she described herself as the best suited for the position of the member of the commission owing to the fact that she has worked in managerial position before including the kenya national museums .She also promised that the 2017 general elections will be a priority and together with other members of the commission will ensure that everything necessary is put in place logistically to ensure that the elections are credible.
Others who were vetted for the positions of the members of the commission include Mr Boya Molu and Dr Roselyne Kwamboka Akombe.
The vetting went on even as the High Court declined to stop the process in a suit filed by lawyer Apollo Mboya.
Justice John Mativo ruled that the case affects people not listed in the case.
The judge said it would be dangerous to cause other parties to suffer merely because an order has been issued.
The Judge directed the National Assembly and the IEBC Selection Panel, who are the sued parties in the case, to present their responses to the case within seven days.