IEBC wants DPP to probe personnel after Supreme Court nullifies polls

IEBC wants DPP to probe personnel after Supreme Court nullifies polls
File Photo of IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati. PHOTO| COURTESY

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) now wants the Supreme Court of Kenya to issue its full judgment so that it knows exactly why the highest court in the country nullified the August 8 Presidential elections.

Speaking shortly after the Supreme Court nullified the presidential election on accounts that IEBC failed, neglected and refused to conduct the election in the manner dictated in the constitution, IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati revealed that they will be doing some internal changes in personnel, even as they prepare to conduct fresh polls within 60 days.

“For now we don’t know the reasons for invalidating elections, I would like the Supreme Court to issue its full judgment in time so that we can know the exact reasons and for us to streamline our process in line with that ruling,” said Chebukati.

Further, Chebukati is calling upon the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to move swiftly and investigate the whole commission personnel to get answers of where they went wrong.

“The judgment will help us know where the problem was and specific people will have to take responsibility after investigations have revealed what offenses were committed,” added Chebukati.

The opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) said earlier that they have no confidence in the current IEBC team, calling for the United Nations to intervene and conduct a free, fair and credible polls.

However, Chebukati maintained that his commission conducted free and credible polls that fully reflected the will of the people, urging Kenyans to remain calm and maintain peace this crucial time.

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