18 July 2014

Kenyan Parliamentary Committee Dismisses Petition Against IEBC

Kenyan National Assembly's Justice and Legal Affairs Committee on Thursday (July 17th) recommended the dismissal of a petition seeking the removal of senior members of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Kenya's Capital FM reported.

Political activist Wafula Buke brought the petition to the parliament, accusing the IEBC officials of mishandling the disputed presidential election in March 2013.

Samuel Chepkonga, who chaired the committee, submitted the recommendation after the 29-member committee found insufficient evidence to support Buke's allegations. The committee also cleared the IEBC officials of mismanaging public funds in procuring biometric voter registration and electronic voter identification equipment.

Five opposition lawmakers disagreed with the committee's findings and urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to set up a tribunal to investigate the allegations.

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