Chebukati meets with Jubilee and NASA representatives over repeat presidential poll

September 27, 2017 5:06 pm
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IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati is leading his team of commissioners in the meeting which is also expected to discuss key election timelines including appointment of party agents/CAPITAL NEWS

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 27 – A meeting between representatives of the Jubilee Party (JP), National Super Alliance (NASA) and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) resumed Wednesday afternoon after a midday break taken to allow parties to consult.

In attendance at the meeting being held at the Bomas of Kenya are NASA’s Executive Director Norman Magaya, Senator James Orengo and lawyer Paul Mwangi.

Jubilee Party is represented at the meeting by Secretary General Raphael Tuju who is accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen and the party’s Chief Presidential Agent Davis Chirchir.

The forum has been convened to discuss and review IEBC’s election preparedness as the nation readies for a repeat presidential election slated for October 26.

IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati is leading his team of the commissioners in the meeting which is also expected to discuss key election timelines including appointment of party agents.

NASA has retained a hard-line position on the manner in which the fresh poll is to be convicted, demanding the exit of IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba who they accuse for bungling last month’s presidential election annulled by the Supreme Court on September 1.

Also on the list of NASA’s twelve “irreducible minimums” is the exception of a Dubai-based printer – Al Ghurair- which printed ballot papers in August.

Jubilee on the other hand has rubbished NASA’s demands terming them as unrealistic.

The ruling party has accused NASA of plotting to sabotage the fresh poll, which according to Article 140(3) of the Constitution has to be held within sixty days after the nullification of last month’s vote.

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