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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,5TH OCT 2017-Drama ensued at a joint parliamentary Select Committee on election laws amendments sitting in Nairobi Thursday 4th Oct ,after IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati was kicked out by members who demanded that he goes back and comes with the rest of the Commissioners.
He is said to have been sent back after MPS said they were not sure he was there for IEBC or as an individual.
They say that the document he presented was only signed by Chebukati creating doubt on whether the other commissioners have endorsed it.
IEBC chairman was asked to leave and come back with the other commissioners at 7pm same day.The electoral chair has in the recent days made his position clear that he do not personally endorse the changes on the electoral laws been spearheaded by the Jubilee members of parliament.
The chair is particular concerned by a section of the amendments in the same law that seeks to do away with the requirement that the chair of the commission must be a lawyer.
The same also seeks to water down the fact that the current laws without changes gives only the chair the mandate to declare winner of presidential elections.However this is likely to change as the proposed amendments seeks to give another officer rather than the chair at the commission the same responsibility to declare winner.