CORD’s letter to president Kenyatta will hit a snag, says Duale

CORD’s letter to president Kenyatta will hit a snag, says Duale

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Majority leader Parliament Aden Duale. FILE/PHOTO.

Nairobi, KENYA: Majority leader Aden Duale has said that a letter sent by CORD to the president will hit a snag following the fact that the executive has know mandate over the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission( IEBC).

Speaking to journalists at parliamentary buildings Duale said constitutional channels of removing IEBC commissioners from office is to file a petition to parliament.

“Election law should be subject to legal affairs and human rights committee in the senate to form joint committee and call all stake holders document and prepare areport to parliament .That is the best they can do”Duale said.

He pointed out that the executive has no any mandate to control IEBC because it is an independent commission insisting that the mandate lies with parliament .

“Writing a letter to the president,if the meeting the CORD leadership is seeking with the president is on IEBC, then I want to tell them for free Kenyatta has no role under the constitution to answer questions on IEBC.”Duale said.

However Duale hinted  a possibility of joint sitting session in parliament to oversee the matter to permit the two committees to oversee the matter after both speakers received letters from the aggrieved parties.

Separately ,Jubilee legislators led by Tiati legislators condemned CORD’s anti IEBC protests accusing them of using illegitimate means of fulfill their hidden agenda in the 2017 elections.

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“What CORD is doing is amounting to a constitutional coup which goes against article 251. They deviate from doing it as per article 251 and want to take other route.”Kamama said