IEBC invites the public to submit memorundum  on procurement of Ballot papers by Tuesday

IEBC invites the public to submit memorundum on procurement of Ballot papers by Tuesday

BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,8TH JULY 2017-The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has asked members of the public to give views through submission of written memorandum on procurement of presidential ballot papers by Tuesday next week.The commission will there after  hold a public forum on Wednesday.
IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati    says the commission  will also hold  consultative forum involving all 8 presidential candidate  on Monday 10th July.
The  move by the electoral  body agency  is largely seen as a deliberate step to vacate its previous stand  and  comply with Friday’s court ruling that nullified the contract for printing of presidential election ballot papers. The commission had said it will appeal the decision.
However  Chebukati says the Commission shall move to the supreme court by Sunday 9th July not to seek the overturning of the ruling but seek clarifications on the directive about public participation. “As you know the court nullified the contract on grounds of public participation.
We are therefore appealing the decision of the high court on public participation on public procurement,” Chebukati said on Friday at a press conference in Nairobi. The IEBC chair said the commission wants the court to shed more light on what it means by public participation on procurement since the current legal regime does not anticipate that.

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