Form­ing IEBC bosses se­lec­tion panel tops MPs’ agenda as their re­cess ends

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

MPs re­sume sit­tings to­day for the third part of the fourth ses­sion. The leg­is­la­tors have been on a one-month re­cess. They will have sit­tings for the next few weeks be­fore pro­ceed­ing on another re­cess from Oc­to­ber 28 to Novem­ber 7. Af­ter the 10-day break, they will re­sume sit­tings be­fore tak­ing a longer va­ca­tion from De­cem­ber 2 to Fe­bru­ary 6. The fi­nal sit­tings will take place from Fe­bru­ary 7. Top of the agenda is to set up and ap­prove the long-awaited se­lec­tion panel for new IEBC bosses. The ap­proval of a nine-mem­ber se­lect com­mit­tee com­pris­ing five nominees by re­li­gious or­gan­i­sa­tions and four from the Par­lia­men­tary Ser­vice Com­mis­sion will set the ball rolling to pick new com­mis­sion­ers. Re­li­gious or­gan­i­sa­tions have nom­i­nated their rep­re­sen­ta­tives to the panel, among them the Na­tional Coun­cil of Churches of Kenya sec­re­tary gen­eral Peter Karanja.

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