US Ambassador Bod Godec Criticises Jubilee's Plan to Change Election Laws
The United States government has issued a warning to President Uhuru...
Through their Ambassador in Nairobi, Robert Godec, the US stated that changing election laws at such a critical time would undermine the IEBC’s preparedness.
"The timing of the laws is a serious problem that requires careful reflection. Avoid changes to electoral rules prior to the elections,"
"All should give IEBC the space it needs. So, do not paralyse the IEBC for it is the only institution that has to run the elections," Godec stated.
The US envoy spoke on Monday when he held a meeting with the electoral body which is on the overdrive planning the repeat elections, scheduled for October 26.
At the same time, the US Ambassador called on the Jubilee and NASA leadership to embrace dialogue with the polls commission, without making “unrealistic demands”.
The NASA coalition has insisted that it will only participate in the repeat election after a number of demands, described as “irreducible minimums”, have been met.
On the other hand, the Jubilee coalition has stated it would amend the Elections Act and Elections Offences Act ahead of the October 26 polls.
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