In all you do ensure impartiality ,Chebukati urges IEBC employees a head of Tuesday elections.

In all you do ensure impartiality ,Chebukati urges IEBC employees a head of Tuesday elections.

BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,6TH AUG 2017-Just a day to the August 8 elections the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chair Wafula Chebukati is making a passionate appeal to the commissions staff to ensure they do not favour any candidate or stakeholder during the elections.Addressing the IEBC staff during  special prayer session held at the  Bomas of Kenya on Sunday 6th August ,Chebukati  warned them not fall into the temptation ‘to gain the whole world but lose their soul.’

referring to the  book of Mark 8:36, he urged the IEBC staff to stay truthful to their calling pleading with them to keep off the temptations of wanting to bungle the elections for their selfish gains.

“This is to the staff of IEBC. Why do you want to lose your soul for doing what you have been told not to do? We have trained you. We have told you expectations of IEBC,” he said.

“Keep off the small little things, the temptations of life. Why should you lose your soul because you want to help somebody from your clan? Why should you lose your soul because you want to benefit some material things of the world,” Chebukati added.

Chebukati  however  made it clear  that  he had faith in majority of IEBC staff  who are honest people .He didi not spear a few disgruntled ones  who he warned  against  any allure to be mischievous  on the day and promising that they will be dealt with according to the law.

“As IEBC, I know our staff are committed but of course there is always the little portion that is not and this message is for those who feel like they still want to fall into temptation,” he warned.

Chebukati  also promised to unleash consequences as provided for in the law for any staff member of the IEBC who might fall into the temptation of ruining the credibility of the August 8th polls.

“As a referee, the whistle is ready. We have the yellow card and red card in the pocket. We don’t want to use the cards, but if need be, we shall use them,” he said.

He reminded the staff who had attended the prayer session that they have a sacred duty to the nation that should not be treated casually.

“Why do you want to lose your soul and yet you know very well that you have a responsibility and a duty to this nation?” he asked the attentive staff.

He further affirmed that as a referee the commission is committed to giving Kenyans a free, fair and credible election come the 8th of August this year.

The prayer meeting was attended by among others the Vice chair of the commission Consolata Nkatha, Roselyne Akombe among others.

 

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