Jubilee nominates 11 members to Joint Select Committee on IEBC

June 9, 2016 12:41 pm
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Majority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale said those to sit on the committee to be led by Kiraitu Murungi/FILE
Majority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale said those to sit on the committee to be led by Kiraitu Murungi/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 9 – Jubilee on Thursday nominated 11 members to represent the coalition in the Joint Select Committee formed to unlock the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) impasse.

Majority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale said those to sit on the committee to be led by Kiraitu Murungi (Meru Senator), are Beatrice Elachi (Nominated Senator), Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator) and Fatuma Dullo (Nominated Senator).

Overview
  • President Kenyatta said Jubilee would forward its proposals on Joint Select Committee to Speakers of Parliament
  • CORD was also meeting on Thursday and was expected to nominate members to sit on the committee after its leader Raila Odinga welcomed its formation
  • CORD had last week named a team to represent the team in parliamentary talks on the IEBC but asked its members to withdraw at the height of disagreements on the fate of the IEBC

Others are Members of the National Assembly Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Cecily Mbarire (Runyenjes), Naomi Shaban (Taveta), Jimmy Angwenyi (Kitutu Chache), Ben Washiali (Mumias East), Eng. Mohammed Mahmoud (Mandera West) and Soipan Tuya (Narok Woman Representative).

The decision was arrived at following a Jubilee meeting presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto at State House, Nairobi on Thursday morning.

“The Jubilee team for the Joint Select Committee will have 30 days to report back to Parliament. The above term-limit is given by our determination not to interfere with the date of the 2017 General Election,” Duale said after the meeting.

He said the Jubilee Parliamentary Group also resolved to hold a retreat within a week to harmonise the Parliamentary Group’s position on the issues to be submitted to the Joint Select Committee.

President Kenyatta said Jubilee would forward its proposals on Joint Select Committee to Speakers of Parliament.

CORD was also meeting on Thursday and was expected to nominate members to sit on the committee after its leader Raila Odinga welcomed its formation.

CORD had last week named a team to represent the team in parliamentary talks on the IEBC but asked its members to withdraw at the height of disagreements on the fate of the IEBC.

READ: CORD unveils 5-member team for IEBC talks

However, with progression of the discussions expected to bring to an end the IEBC stalemate, the lists of the nominees from the two rival parties were likely to be amended to equalise representation in the Parliamentary joint committee.

Capital FM News learnt that various players including the international community, religious leaders and private sector who have been holding frequent private meetings with both Jubilee and CORD to convince them to drop their hard line positions and resolve to dialogue that will agree on a legal means that will settle uproar against the IEBC, were ‘excited’ about the progress made so far.

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