The process to replace Chebukati & two commissioners kicks off


President William Ruto has kicked off the process to replace IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati, and commissioners Boya Molu and Abdi Guliye.

President Ruto said in a Gazzette notice that the tenure of the chairman and two commissioners is set to come to an end on January 17, 2023.

“Therefore, in the exercise of the powers conferred by Section 7A (2) of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Act as read with Paragraph 1(1) of the First Schedule of IEBC Act, I notify of impending vacancies in the position of chairperson and two members of the IEBC on January 17, 2023,” he said.

The president is required by law to appoint a selection panel that will appoint their replacements six months before the lapse of their terms.

Chebukati, Molu and Guliye who were appointed on January 18, 2017, are all expected to proceed on their terminal leave anytime pending their retirement in January.

This now means that IEBC is going to be left with four commissioners- Juliana Cherera, Justus Nyangaya, Francis Wanderi, and Irene Masit whose survival also lies with the National Assembly.

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