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IEBC to make changes to its Secretariat,invites DPP to investigate officials who compromised poll

IEBC to make changes to its Secretariat,invites DPP to investigate officials who compromised poll

BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,1ST SEPT,2017-The independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC has said it will reorganize its secretariat after the supreme court ruling which nullified President Kenyatta’s win.The chair of the commission Wafula Chebukati says the ruling did not have any issue with the way kenyans voted,the issues raised were mainly touching on results transmission.

Addressing the press at the commission’s offices in Nairobi on Friday,IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati said the current leadership of the commission is barely new having been in the office for only 8 months.

He says the secretariat has been in the office for longer insisting that any blame should be directed at the commission’s secretariat.

Chepukati further urged the directorate of public prosecution to come in and investigate any official of the commission and recommend prosecution if found to have participated in aiding electoral malpractices .

The chair who also promised that the commission will give a comprehensive statement on the matter on Saturday 2nd September,said the commission was ready for fresh elections come 1st of November 2017.”The court has ordered IEBC to conduct a new election,this is the body to conduct the exercise”.he told the press.

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