Be honest on boundary review, IEBC told


Be honest on boundary review, IEBC told
IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati

In Summary

  • The commission released a statement indicating that it would require Ksh.8billion to conduct the exercise.
  • IEBC is expected to review names and boundaries of constituencies at intervals of not less than eight years and not more than twelve years.
  • Any review shall be completed at least 12 months before a general election.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has been urged to be transparent on its plans to review borders.

Nandi Senator Samson Cheregai and MPs Ernest Ogesi (Vihiga) and Moses Kirima (Central Imenti) said lack of straightforwadness may lead to ethnic clashes.

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According to the lawmakers, a clearly laid out plan from the IEBC is what will avert emerging disputes in some parts of the country.

The last boundary review was conducted in 2012, an exercise that is perceived as highly political in nature.

Senator Cheregai and the two MPs however pleaded with Kenyans to give IEBC ample time to handle the matter.

Boundary disputes emerged in March after the commission released a statement indicating that it would require Ksh.8billion to conduct the exercise.

The Opposition raised questions over the Wafula Chebukati-led team claiming that it cannot be trusted to conduct a fair exercise.

“They (IEBC) will give many constituencies to Jubilee and deny NASA zones. The process can no longer be valid,” Musalia Mudavadi, leader of the Amani National Congress said.

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