IEBC: Parliamentary Committees given more time to ‘check’ Barasa’s petition

Parliamentary Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs and the Constitution and Implementation Committee have been given additional days to prepare and come up with a complete report in-relation to a petition by a Kenyan, Barasa Nyukuri Kundu, who wants the national electoral body (IEBC) disbanded.

The two committees were to complete deliberating on the petition within a period of 14 days which are elapsing later this week.

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has given the Samuel Chepkonga and Njoroge Baiyya-led committees additional 10 days from the 30th of this month, as per the standing orders.

Barasa threatened to initiate legal means to oust the eleventh parliament through the Court, if the National Assembly will not consider or take with utmost gravity, his petition to disband the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

“According to the Standing Order number 230, subsection (4) of our stahding orders, the period for the consideration for the removal of the chairperson and the eight IEBC Commissioners, be extended by a further period of ten days from the 30th of June 2016,” Muturi said at the floor of the House on Wednesday.

Appearing before the joint  Committees, the political analyst presented a 39 page petition, for the removal of eight IEBC commissioners.

He cited incompetence and lack of integrity as his reasons for the removal of current IEBC chiefs.

He said there is no other way to remove them from office, and defended his petition, saying it is valid on facts.

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