Kenyan Parliament plans reforms of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission

By Felix Olick, 11 September
photo credit: Ninara/flickr
photo credit: Ninara/flickr
Parliament has kicked-off a process to radically reform the IEBC and eliminate two centres of power blamed for the vicious infighting that has nearly crippled it. Details of the planned restructuring coincided with the conclusion of an internal audit ordered by chairman Wafula Chebukati that has indicted, among others, CEO Ezra Chiloba. The audit is likely to escalate the fights in the trouble-ridden commission. It is seen as a killer punch by Chebukati against Chiloba after months of nasty feuds sparked by the management of the August 8, 2017 General Election.The Star has established that a sub-committee of the Justice and Legal Affairs committee of the National Assembly is recommending constitutional amendments to either create the position of an executive chairman or give the CEO more powers as the de facto IEBC boss with part-time commissioners.
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