REASON WHY WAFULA CHEBUKATI MAY NOT HEAD IEBC IN THIS ELECTIONS
A Kenyan has moved to court seeking to have the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati barred from performing his duties.
Sigar Agumba, through lawyer Otieno Aluoka, argues that Chebukati has betrayed public confidence and trust in the institution of the IEBC.
“Pending interparties hearing, the court should bar Chebukati from performing the functions of the office of the Chairman of IEBC or implementing duties and functions related with the preparations and conduct of the general elections to be held Tuesday next week,” reads court papers.
He says that Chebukati is a threat to the integrity of the democratic system, arguing that his public conduct and performance is encouraging open interference with peaceful and democratic transition of power in the country.
This, he claimed, Chebukati is doing by – for instance – allegedly allowing Venezuelan nationals to control strategic aspects of the elections process.
The petitioner further claims that unless Chebukati is stopped in his tracks, the country risks plunging into chaotic elections because of contested legitimacy and credibility of its outcomes.
Justice Mugure Thande directed that the matter be heard on Monday next week.
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