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Unending rows, intrigues that tainted IEBC’s credibility - 12 months ago, 16 Apr 21:57

Fred Oluoch

The current Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) came into office in January 2017 as an outfit acceptable across the  political divide.

It was a product of a joint parliamentary committee — comprising Jubilee and the defunct Coalition for Reform and Democracy (Cord) members — that made a clear demarcation between the powers of the commissioners and that of the secretariat.

Unlike the previous one led by Mr Issack Hassan and which was forced to quit for bungling the 2013 elections, the current team led by Wafula Chebukati was seen as more representative.  It’s formation followed months of street protests by opposition supporters.

While the commission came in at the height of electioneering and highly competing interests that characterise election years, its work went on smoothly until the matter of award of tenders for printing ballot papers and electoral technology came up.

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