Ex-LSK boss Apollo Mboya in court to block vetting of IEBC nominees


Former Law Society of Kenya (LSk) Chief Executive Officer, Apollo Mboya, has moved to court seeking to stop the vetting and appointment of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairperson and commissioners pending hearing and determination of a case he has filed.

In a certificate of urgency, Mboya argues that the selection panel exceeded its powers and mandate under the First Schedule to the IEBC Act, 2011 as amended by the Election Laws (Amendment) Act 2015 by re-advertising the positions of Chairperson.

He argues that the selection panel did not publish the marks scored by each candidates to support its assertions that it selected the most suitable and qualified candidates for the advertised positions.

He further argues that the names forwarded to the President by the selection panel for vetting by the National Assembly were not the most suitable and qualified candidates for the positions advertised as was indicated in the press release by the selection panel dated 22 of last month.

“Unless IEBC is restrained the candidate nominated for appointment as chairperson and commissioners of the IEBC will be vetted and appointed in contravention of the Constitution,” Mboya argues.

The selection panel, IEBC, National Assembly and the Attorney General have been named as respondents in the case.

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