America, London welcome agreement on motion to resolve IEBC stalemate

IEBC chair Issack Hassan speaking at a press briefing, May 5, 2016. [Photo/Paul Chirchir]

The United States and United Kingdom Governments have welcomed the agreement between Jubilee and the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) to table a motion in Parliament to resolve the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) stalemate.

UK High Commissioner Nic Hailey and his US counterpart Robert Godec expressed their faith in the motion to establish a Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on matters relating to the IEBC.

The two envoys say the Kenyan public’s confidence in the electoral institutions and process is key in ensuring free, fair, peaceful, and credible elections next year.

This comes barely a day after CORD announced it had reached a deal with Jubilee to table a motion in both National Assembly and the Senate to form a joint select committee to discuss the IEBC issue.

CORD will be represented by Senators Johnson Muthama (Machakos), Mutula Kilonzo (Makueni) and James Orengo (Siaya), MPs Eseli Simiyu (Tongaren) , Junet Mohamed (Suna East) and Hellen Sambili (Mogotio) and Mombasa Women Representative Mishi Mboko.

Jubilee is yet to make official the team that will represent it in the talks.

The team has 30 days to table a final report and Bill in Parliament that will be endorsed by National Assembly and the Senate Majority and Minority Leaders.

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