Lamu politician Fahim Twaha calls for disbandment of IEBC

Lamu politician Fahim Twaha calls for disbandment of IEBC

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Lamu governor Fahim Twaha. PHOTO/FILE.

Lamu, KENYA: Lamu politician Fahim Twaha has called on the government to have the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission-IEBC disbanded ahead of the 2017 general elections.

Twaha has instead proposed the formation of a special board that will preside over the general elections as Kenyans await formation of an alternative election body.

Speaking in Mpeketoni on Thursday Twaha criticized the IEBC for having failed to practice accountability and transparency whenever elections have been conducted in the country.

Twaha also accused the electoral body of corruption and of allowing for election irregularities among the vote rigging during past elections.

He said incase the pursuit of having IEBC disbanded isn’t achieved then there will be need for the government to involve and work with foreign detectives whose mandate will be to oversee the work of the IEBC and ensure the elections are conducted fairly and to avoid cases of rigging.

“Many Kenyans have no faith with the IEBC including myself.Let it be done away with and if that’s not possible because of how close the elections are already and the long process that shall be involved in acquiring a new body,let the government bring in detectives who shall supervise the IEBC otherwise the body as it is now isn’t trusted to conduct fair elections,”said Twaha.