IEBC exit deal welcome, now get new team in of­fice

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

The Na­tional Coun­cil of NGOs wel­comes the news that the IEBC com­mis­sion­ers have agreed to leave of­fice upon the swear­ing in of new elec­toral chiefs. Im­por­tantly, other than do­ing away with the un­cer­tainty about their exit, this will avoid a power vac­uum and a con­se­quent con­sti­tu­tional cri­sis ahead of the elec­tions. A new com­mis­sion is by law sup­posed to be in of­fice at least six months be­fore a gen­eral elec­tion is held. We now hope the process to iden­tify a new elec­toral team will start as soon as pos­si­ble to meet the time­lines.

STEPHEN CHEBOI Na­tional Coun­cil of NGOs

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