Parliament select-committee on IEBC fault JLAC for dismissing anti-IEBC petition

The joint Parliamentary Select-Committee on the reconstitution of the IEBC (Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission) has faulted the Parliamentary Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC) for clearing IEBC Commissioners against alleged procurement irregularities during the 2013 general elections.

Chairmen of the joint select-committees Senators James Orengo (Siaya) and Kiraitu Murungi (Meru) said the Ainabkoi MP Samuel Chepkonga-led committee (JLAC) should instead present its report before the joint select-committee to countercheck its findings, for the 14 member committee comprising of CORD and Jubilee Coalition lawmakers is mandated by the parliament, adding that JLAC has done shallow work.

 

The joint select-committee has been demanding that the Chepkonga-committee ends sittings, for it interferes with normal running of the select-committee.

JLAC has been probing a petition against IEBC, by Barasa Nyukuri who wants it disabnded over alleged incompetence and integrity issues.

Members dismissed the petition, saying it lacks substantial evidence.

The Committees findings were blocked from being submitted to the parliament on Tuesday evening by Opposition MPs led by Minority and Deputy Minority Leaders Francis Nyenze and Jakoyo Midiwo, respectively.

 

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