Wetangula decision causes divisions at IEBC
28 October 2015, 14:04
Nairobi - The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commision IEBC's decision making organ is split in the middle as regards whether to strike off Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula from the voters register.
According to reports from IEBC headquarters, the decision making organ was to meet Tuesday evening but the meeting did not take place for various unconfirmed reasons.
" The meeting has been postponed indefinitely. The reason is that there is a serious split as regards the decision to be made on Wetangula," the source that did not want to be named told News24.
" It has put the IEBC in a very bad position. No one wants to make such a decision," the source added.
The decision is key in the Kenyan Political scene as if Wetangula loses his status as a voter, he will be effectively disqualified as a Senator.
He is one of the senior politicians in the country.
Senate Speaker Ekwee Ethuro gazetted the Supreme Court report last Friday, in accordance with the elections law which left the decision in the hands of the IEBC.
The law compels the IEBC to remove the name of an individual convicted of election offences from the voters register.
The opposition has already insisted that the IEBC if it does remove Wetangula will be met with serious repercussions.
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