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If former IG Kimaiyo resigned, IEBC bosses too can

21 May 2016, 18:26 Samuel arap Yego

Nairobi - Civil society groups have faulted President Uhuru Kenyatta for asserting that he can do nothing to resolve the stalemate facing the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

The President said on Thursday in Mandera that he has no power to disband IEBC and asked the opposition to follow the constitution if they genuinely want to reform the electoral commission.

But on Friday, Suba Churchill, the Coordinator National Civil Society Congress accused President Kenyatta of protecting the beleaguered commission, despite a significant number of Kenyans losing faith in the polls body.

"The IEBC is increasingly facing rejection from a significant number of political parties. The statement by the President and the brutal way protesters were dealt with is a sign that the state is protecting an unpopular commission," he said.

During the start of his three day tour in Mandera County, President Kenyatta explained that he took an oath to defend the Constitution and maintained will not break the law nor allow others to do so, concerning the IEBC issue.

But Churchill who spoke at a press briefing in Nairobi said the President is engaging in double-speak in the matter, noting that the government has in the past bowed to public pressure and asked holders of constitutional offices to resign.

"Resigning is also a constitutional method. We saw Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and even former police boss David Kimaiyo resigning. The President if he wants can politely ask IEBC officers to quit," he said.

"The commission has lost credibility; we do not want a repeat of what happened in 2007/2008 during the Post-Election Violence (PEV). Issack Hassan and his team must quit office," added Churchill, who spoke at a meeting convened by the Civil Society Organizations- Reference Group (CS-RG).

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