Speaker Muturi wants church leader to lead recruitment of IEBC commissioners
08 August 2016, 12:10
Nyeri - National Assembly Speaker, Justin Muturi has said the clergy should lead the process of selecting new commissioners for the new Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
Muturi said the new commissioners should be recruited by neutral individuals.
He cautioned elected leaders against bringing politics into the crucial process that will determine who leads the country to next year’s polls.
He noted that the clergy are best suited to lead the electoral commission saying that they are not like politicians who are motivated by personal interests.
“Let us allow the religious community to help us in this matter. We know the church will consider people of integrity who put the country first,” said Muturi.
He was speaking at St Stephen Riandegwa ACK Church in Murang’a County where he was accompanied by area Senator and Senate deputy speaker Kembi Gitura and Kigumo MP Jamleck Kamau.
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Gitura called for a lifestyle audit on all those eyeing elective seats in next year’s elections.
“We cannot allow a few people to continue enriching themselves as the majority become poor,” Gitura stated.
On his part, Kamau said the Joint Parliamentary Select Committee on IEBC must come up with a panel that is respectable, acceptable by all Kenyans and willing to work for Kenyans.
He said the new IEBC must be a team that will deliver a credible election next year.
“All we want is a panel that will take charge of IEBC and all I see are the religious and business communities that are peace-loving and with no hidden agenda,” said Kamau.
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