IEBC wants its commissioners reduced to five

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati. [Photo: Capital News]

Oct 28th, 2020 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, now wants the IEBC commissioners reduced to five, as opposed to the BBI recommendations of seven.

In a report to parliament, Chairperson Wafula Chebukati says the reduction of the commissioners, will enhance efficiency in decision making.

The commission has also opposed the appointing of four commissioners by some political parties as proposed by the BBI report.

The commission also recommends that the general elections, be done in two parts of the national and county election.

If adopted, Kenyans will need to vote on different dates for the president and the members of parliament and a different date for the governor and MCAs.

The proposal comes for the second time after the defunct Issak Hassan commission proposed the same after the 2010 referendum.

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