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BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,22ND NOV 2017– Kenya Human Rights Commission Executive Director George Kegoro and IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati have differed greatly with Kegoro saying it was time for the commissioners to resign while Chebukati says it was premature to call for the exit. needs to tell the country when he and his commissioners will vacate office.
According to Chebukati the commissioners were appointed procedural and the commissioners can not vacate office due to undue external pressure.He added that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials were in office legally.
Once they receive the judgment, he said, they shall deal with any grey areas in law as they seek to boost IEBC’s systems and processes.
The two spoke on the sidelines of the annual Jurists Conference at Serena Beach Hotel in Mombasa.Kegoro said it was time for Chebukati to start putting in plans that will enable their swift exit.
“Chebukati should put in place a transition plan, the country will need a long time to prepare for the next election preferably without the current IEBC,” he said.
He said they were waiting for the apex court’s full judgment to tell the country the commission’s roadmap and the way forward in terms of reforms.