MPs committee starts hearing anti-IEBC petition

June 28, 2016 9:01 am
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The House Committee Chaired by Ainabkoi MP Samuel Chepkonga is expected to meet Barasa Kundu Nyukuri, a Bungoma resident who petitioned for the removal of the IEBC Commissioners on grounds of incompetence and lack of integrity/FILE
The House Committee Chaired by Ainabkoi MP Samuel Chepkonga is expected to meet Barasa Kundu Nyukuri, a Bungoma resident who petitioned for the removal of the IEBC Commissioners on grounds of incompetence and lack of integrity/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, June 28 – The National Assembly’s Justice and Legal Affairs Committee will on Tuesday start considering the petition for the removal of Commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC).

The House Committee Chaired by Ainabkoi MP Samuel Chepkonga is expected to meet Barasa Kundu Nyukuri, a Bungoma resident who petitioned for the removal of the IEBC Commissioners on grounds of incompetence and lack of integrity.

In his petition, Nyukuri cited as part of his supporting evidence that he relied on the Special Auditor’s Report on the mismanagement and financial impropriety at the IEBC.

Auditor General Edward Ouko is expected to appear before the Committee on Thursday as it considers the petition which runs parallel to the planned investigation of the IEBC by a Joint Select Committee of Parliament, which is expected to be set up by the end of the week.

The Legal Affairs Committee has 14 days within which to submit a report to the House as required under Standing Order 230.

Once the committee tables its report, the House will have 10 days to decide whether or not the petition contains valid grounds for removal of the commissioners.

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