Out­go­ing IEBC team to know pack­age by end of this week

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

Gov­ern­ment spokesman Eric Ki­raithe has said the out­go­ing IEBC com­mis­sion­ers will know their in­di­vid­ual pack­ages be­fore this week ends.

He urged wananchi to be pa­tient as the in­ter­gov­ern­men­tal agency team de­ter­mines the com­mis­sion­ers’ com­pen­sa­tion fig­ures.

The fig­ures were to be an­nounced yes­ter­day fol­low­ing the Fri­day ne­go­ti­a­tion agree­ment be­tween the gov­ern­ment and the In­de­pen­dent Elec­toral and Bound­aries Com­mis­sion bosses, led by chair­man Isaack Has­san.

“We made good progress over the week­end. Let us give them (in­ter­gov­ern­men­tal team) a lit­tle time. This thing is an emer­gency. It is a lot of work be­cause each per­son’s pack­age has to be de­ter­mined,” Ki­raithe said.

He said the team is go­ing through doc­u­ments and re­lat­ing the pro­vi­sions to the law in com­ing up with ev­ery com­mis­sioner’s pack­age.

Last week, Has­san ap­peared be­fore the Se­nate Pub­lic Ac­counts Com­mit­tee. He said the com­mis­sion­ers are ready to va­cate and han­dover to the new team. He told se­na­tors the de­layed talks on their com­pen­sa­tion and tak­ing ef­fect of the Elec­tion Laws pro­vid­ing frame­work for the exit are keep­ing them long in of­fice.

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