IEBC should come clean on viability of holding elections in August, says Mudavadi


Nairobi, KENYA: Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi has asked the independent electoral and boundaries commission ,IEBC to come out clean and tell Kenyans if it is possible to oversee the 2017 August polls.

Speaking at party headquarters in Nairobi on Thursday Mudavadi said that the electoral body should for warn Kenyans if it is viable to hold elections in August to avert a crisis if not well prepared.

“It is important for IEBC to come oit clean early enough so that they can forwarn Kenyans if they genuinely believe they are capable of holding elections that will be seen as free and fair by 8th of August .”Mudavadi said

He downplayed allegations that opposition has been going to court to complain on the issue of cleaning the voter register terming the move as a constitutional right to enhance accountability in electioneering process.

He assured Kenyans that the committee handling NASA’s presidential flag bearer is within the stipulated timelines and it wiĺl not affect opposition’s campaign trail schedule.

He asked the electoral body to make sure that the voter register is Meticulously cleaned in order to realise credible elections.

Meanwhile, the High Court has ruled that Mass Voter Registration (MVR) will continue until February 19, 2017.

Justice Chacha Mwita on Thursday directed that the MVR will stand closed after the extra three days.

The ruling was issued in a case filed by activist Okiya Omtatah, who wanted registration to continue until two months to the August elections.