IEBC to decide Wetang'ula fate in January
03 December 2015, 21:12
Nairobi - The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC has appointed a team to decide on whether Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang'ula should lose his seat over voter bribery to make a decision in January 2016.
The five member team will probe the reasons whether or not to disbar Wetang'ula after he was charged by the Supreme Court over voter bribery.
They include Thomas Letangule (Chairperson),
Lilian Mahiri-Zaja (member), Mohamed Alawi (member), Crispin Owiye (secretary) and Moses Kipkogei acting as
the assisting Counsel.
The five will be under huge pressure, especially from the opposition ranks to free Wetang'ula who risks being banned from active politics for 10 years.
" Following the publication of Supreme Court ruling by the Senate
Speaker pursuant to section 87 (3) of the Election Act (see Gazette Notice No.
7852 of 23rd October 2015) in respect of electoral offences committed by Hon.
Moses Wetang'ula, the Commission held a Special Plenary meeting this morning, 3
December 2015, during which it resolved to set up a Special Committee to deal
with the matter,” the IEBC said in a statement Thursday.
Supporters of Wetang'ula and his CORD coalition has vowed to ensure the matter does not have a negative conclusion, getting to the point where they have issues threats of war against what those tribes which are seen to be behind the move to kill Wetang'ula.
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