IEBC is cursed, says Orengo


IEBC is cursed, says Orengo

In Summary

  • Senate Minority Leader James Orengo has slammed IEBC and demanded for the resignation of the body Chairman Wafula Chebukati as well as the remaining commissioners and the entire secretariat.
  • In a strongly worded statement sent to newsrooms, Orengo has now termed the commission as cursed.
  • The Siaya Senator has further termed the commission as a "felonious enterprise" claiming it consisted of commissioners who got greedy during the procurement exercise.

Senate Minority Leader James Orengo has slammed the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and demanded for the resignation of the body chairman Wafula Chebukati as well as the remaining commissioners and the entire secretariat.

In a strongly worded statement sent to newsrooms, Orengo has now termed the commission as cursed.

The legislator says the Monday resignations of IEBC Vice Chair Consolata Nkatha, commissioners – Margaret Mwachanya and Paul Kurgat are as a result of “an incurable and cancerous disease that bedevils the commission.”

“Chebukati must now lead the other commissioners out of IEBC by tendering his resignation letter together with those of the other remaining commissioners and the entire secretariat,” says Orengo.

The Siaya Senator has further termed the commission as a “felonious enterprise” claiming it consisted of commissioners who got greedy during the procurement exercise.

“The commission has refused the conduct of a system audit and the right of access to data retained in its systems including the servers following the presidential elections last year. It has miserably failed accountability, efficiency and accuracy tests as stipulated in the constitution.”

The lawmaker also intimated that corruption was deeply rooted in the commission, for which he claims slain ICT Manager Chris Msando lost his life.

“The debate on electoral justice should include a discussion on the structure of the Executive. Its present design is incompatible with the creation of a nation based on inclusivity, protection of the well-being of communities and the nation, social justice and shared prosperity,” says Orengo.

“We have completely abandoned the ethics, values and principles upon which the Republic was established under the Constitution of Kenya 2010.”

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