Work together on IEBC issues- Duale
National assembly Majority leader Aden Duale now wants the two committees looking into the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) issues to work together and deliver a solution to Kenyans.
Duale, who was speaking at Boys Town Primary School on Saturday, said that the existence of the two committees should not in be a stumbling block in the resolution of the IEBC stalemate.
Duale said creating unnecessary ‘one hurdle after another’ will only serve to derail the process. He added that Kenyans were keenly watching the happenings in parliament, and they would judge them harshly if they fail to deliver.
Duale, who is also a member of the joint select committee, said that they had agreed to look for the solution within a parliamentary process.
The joint select committee, which is co-chaired by Meru senator Kiraitu Murungi and his Siaya counterpart James Orengo, on Friday raised their concern over the parallel process by the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC), saying that it was duplicating their roles.
They claimed that the Samuel Chepkonga-led committee is duplicating its own mandate to prescribe a legal and institutional framework to guarantee free, fair and credible General Elections next year.
ODM on Thursday threatened to return to the streets to protest over IEBC, claiming the parliamentary joint select committee was being sabotaged by the government.