NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 18- President Uhuru Kenyatta has received the report of the Joint Parliamentary Select Committee on matters relating to Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
President Kenyatta thanked members of the committee for their exemplary work delivered against a background of tight deadlines.
He also commended the members for their bi-partisan approach to addressing all matters relating to the IEBC.
President Kenyatta urged Parliament to expeditiously consider the report in accordance with parliamentary procedures and practice.
He also observed that the process of recruitment and appointment of new commissioners should commence urgently to ensure that the 8 August 2017 General Election is conducted on schedule by a polls body that enjoys broad confidence of Kenyans.
The Head of State emphasised the need for the new commissioners to assume office within the agreed constitutional and statutory timelines in order to deliver free, fair and credible elections.
He noted that the report was a product of consensus and called on Members of Parliament to apply the same spirit in addressing all matters of national importance.