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IEBC set to review 2017 election timelines

According to IEBC Communications Manager Andrew Limo, it is still work in progress and he pointed out that the Commission will release the timelines soon/FILE

According to IEBC Communications Manager Andrew Limo, it is still work in progress and he pointed out that the Commission will release the timelines soon/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, October 13 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is set to release the new timelines for the 2017 General Election.

According to IEBC Communications Manager Andrew Limo, it is still work in progress and he pointed out that the Commission will release the timelines soon.

“Although the Election Laws (Amendment) Act, 2016, which came into force on 4th October, 2016, will require some adjustments to the schedule of activities, the Commission has not released new timelines for August 2017 General Election,” he said.

He however he indicated that consultative meetings with key stakeholders on the new elections law will continue in order to ensure that everyone is on board.

“This is still work in progress and we should be able to formally release a revised election road map in due course. In the meantime, consultative meetings on the new law will proceed,” he stated.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday signed into law the Bill that provided for the exit of the IEBC Commissioners.

President Kenyatta assented to the Bill following the passage of the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill 2016 through the National Assembly and the Senate.

The signing of the Bill will bring into force of the Election Laws (Amendment) Act and the Election Offenses Act.

The Act introduces a wide range of electoral reforms including a new framework for the recruitment of IEBC Commissioners, while laying the platform for the orderly exit of the current office holders.

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