RAILA ENDORSES IEBC EXIT DEAL

RAILA-BOSIRECORD leader Raila Odinga has endorsed the report prepared by the Joint Parliamentary Select Committee on Electoral Reforms which among others calls for the reconstitution of new Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commissioners (IEBC) by September 30.

The former Prime Minister urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to hold consultations on the new electoral officials.

This comes after the National Assembly approved a two-day extension for the Joint Select team to submit their report after meeting both President Kenyatta and the CORD leader.

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale and his Minority counterpart Francis Nyenze further confirmed that they will submit the Joint Select Committee Report and proposed Bills during Thursday’s sitting.

The 14-member team had earlier in the day met with the leadership of the coalitions in Parliament where they briefed them on their findings of the four thematic areas that they were looking into.

The CORD leader called on President Kenyatta to whip his Jubilee Coalition MPs which enjoys majority representation in both Houses to support the adoption and implementation of the recommendations.

“It was give and take… we have conceded many issues we were insisting on for the sake of this country. All CORD members will support the report and the draft bills,” he said,

In its report, the Joint Select Committee recommended that the nine Commissioners led by Chairman Issack Hassan must exit office by September 30 to ensure the appointment of seven new commissioners in time for the 2017 General Election.

 

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