Chebukati makes new statement after NASA leaders storm out of Bomas meeting
Elections will be held on October 26, come rain come sunshine - Chebukati
Speaking to the press at the Bomas of Kenya Thursday afternoon, Mr Chebukati has said that the commission will be holding the repeat polls on October 26 as scheduled.
“The elections must be held within 60 days. No question about that. It is in the Constitution,” Mr Chebukati has maintained.
He added: “If you look at some concerns on the agenda, we can sort it out. Like the issue of observers and agents.”
Earlier, the National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders led by Siaya Senator James Orengo on walked out of from a consultative meeting with IEBC and Jubilee party at the Bomas of Kenya.
The move was a protest by the Raila Odinga camp against the bill tabled in parliament by Majority leader Aden Duale to have a raft of amendments to the election laws ahead of the repeat polls slated for October 26.
Speaking to journalists, Mr. Orengo stated that it was meaningless to continue with the meeting after Jubilee leaders passed a Bill to amend Election Act.
Responding to whether the new parliamentary action to have the amendments effected, and how it will affect their operations, Mr Chebukati expressed fears that if the new laws will be introduced at the moment, the commission will be thrown in a limbo.
“We will be in a very bad state. But in the meantime, we have engaged our legal team which is studying the new proposed amendments in the proposed laws so that we understand it fully. I have also just received the soft copy of the bill a few minutes ago, so I can’t say that I have exhaustively read it,” Chebukati told the press at the Bomas of Kenya.
The meeting failed to reach a conclusive end Thursday for the second day after the talks halted on Wednesday following the introduction of yet another agenda by the National Super Alliance team.
Mr Orengo on Wednesday demanded that the Uhuru Kenyatta side should withdraw the motion that was tabled in parliament by Majority leader Aden Duale.
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