Bungoma man petitions Parliament to disband IEBC

Bungoma man petitions Parliament to disband IEBC

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has now directed the house Legal Affairs Committee led by Samuel Chepkonga to probe a petition by a Bungoma resident to disband the IEBC and table a report within 14 days

The petitioner Barsa Nyukuri wants MPs to recommend to the President to form a tribunal to investigate all the nine IEBC commissioners who are facing pressure from the opposition to step down on grounds of incompetence and lack of integrity.

Muturi says the Committee should establish whether the petition meets the constitutional requirements to send home the IEBC Commissioners.

This comes amid pressure from opposition to reform the electoral body ahead of the next year’s elections.

In 2014, the IEBC Commissioners survived yet another petition after the Legal Affairs Committee dismissed a petition by activist Wafula Buke seeking to disband it.