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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,3RD SEPT 2017-Thirdway Alliance leader Dr Ekuru Aukot wants independent electoral and boundaries commission (IEBC) commissioners to resign, after the Supreme Court’s ruling that declared presidential election results invalid.
Addressing the press in Nairobi Sunday,Dr Aukot said Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman Wafula Chebukati, chief executive Ezra Chiloba and other directors should resign because “they are culpable of irregularities and can therefore not supervise a repeat election”.
He also called for auditing of the Kenya Integrated Election Management System (Kiems).
On Friday the Supreme Court cancelled the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta after finding that the transmission of results by the IEBC, inter alia, was not done above law.
Chief Justice David Maraga, the court’s president, ordered a repeat of the presidential race within 60 days.
Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga has equally agitated for the installation of a new team, saying “IEBC committed criminal act and belong to jail”.
This comes just a day after IEBC commissioners held a crisis meeting to chart the way forward in light of the determination.
After the ruling, Mr Chebukati on Friday said:
“It is worth noting that the new commissioners only took office seven months ago, without any changes made to the secretariat.
“To protect the integrity of the sovereign will of the Kenyan people, the commission intends to make internal changes to our personnel and processes as we prepare for the fresh presidential election in 60 days.”