IEBC reshedule Sabina Chege hearing after she is taken ill

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has moved Murang’a Woman Rep Sabina Chege’s case hearing to 8th of March over health conditions.

This is after Chege failed to appear before the committee over vote-rigging claims with reports that she was taken ill.

IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati says the commission’s Electoral Code of Conduct Enforcement Committee is alive to a fair hearing as per the constitution.

One of her lawyers Otiende Amollo says the politician was taken ill and is currently receiving treatment at the Nairobi Hospital.

The IEBC also warned parties involved in the matter against discussing the case in a public forum.

“The Respondent Hon. Sabina Chege is directed to either by self or through Counsel to refrain from commenting on the case in public ,” Chebukati said .

The case was scheduled for hearing on Tuesday morning before IEBC’s Electoral Code Conduct Enforcement Committee.

Otiende tabled the letter from Dr Eric Munene confirming the lawmaker is unwell.

“Allow me to introduce a letter to confirm that the respondent is indisposed and was admitted on February 16 at Nairobi Hospital,” Otiende said.

The Rarieda lawmaker also informed the Committee that they had moved to the constitutional court to get an interpretation on whether the committee chaired by Chebukati had jurisdiction over the matter.

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