IEBC should wait for cash at home – MP

MP says IEBC not more im­por­tant than teach­ers, who have been wait­ing for years

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Western - JANE CHEROTICH @TheS­tarKenya

Teso South MP Mary Emaase has said de­mands by the IEBC com­mis­sion­ers to be paid their send-off pack­age be­fore they leave of­fice are un­called for.

“What the com­mis­sion­ers need to do is va­cate of­fice and wait for their exit pack­age at home,” she said.

“The In­de­pen­dent Elec­toral and Bound­aries Com­mis­sion of­fi­cials are not more im­por­tant than teach­ers, who have re­mained pa­tient for sev­eral years.”

The com­mis­sion­ers will to­day know de­tails of their in­di­vid­ual exit pack­ages. Head of Pub­lic Ser­vice Joseph Kinyua said the talks were held un­der the law and par­lia­men­tary rec­om­men­da­tions.

Emaase said she will de­fend her seat on the Ju­bilee Party ticket. She said she is undis­turbed by any chal­lenge from her op­po­nents.

The MP spoke at Akites trad­ing cen­tre, Bu­sia, on Fri­day dur­ing a jig­ger treat­ment cam­paign.

She said Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta will soon com­mis­sion the tar­ma­ck­ing of the Bu­sia-Mal­aba road and the Okame Tech­ni­cal Train­ing In­sti­tute.

“Dur­ing his tour the Pres­i­dent will also com­mis­sion the Alupe Univer­sity. The na­tional govern­ment has re­leased Sh175 mil­lion for its con­struc­tion,” Emaase said.

Other projects, like the Amukura Teach­ers Train­ing Col­lege, will start next year, the MP added.

/JANE CHEROTICH

Teso South MP Mary Emaase at Akites trad­ing cen­tre on Fri­day

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