Details of New IEBC Finally Announced
The Joint Select Committee of Parliament discussing IEBC reforms has finally announced details on the new Commission that is set to be formed.
Announcing their final agreement on Tuesday, the Committee stated that the new Commission would have a total of seven commissioners compared to the current number of nine.
This was one of the issues which had caused a disagreement among the Jubilee and CORD members sitting in the panel.
The Committee has also revealed that the new Commissioners will also work on a full-time basis just like those in the current electoral body.
During the Committee’s 30-day deliberations, CORD had proposed that the officials work on a part-time basis, a proposal that was contested by their Jubilee counterparts.
Another agreement arrived upon by the committee is for IEBC to procure an integrated ICT system eight months to the 2017 election. The system is set to be used in all activities of the electoral body.
Making the final pronouncement, the committee’s co-chair James Orengo also revealed that the current embattled Commissioners will quit office by September 30 to pave way for creation of the new Commission.