Recruitment for IEBC commissioners and Chief Justice

By Susan Njire

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The planned recruitment of Chief Justice and IEBC commissioners are turning out to be the next battle fronts from DP William Ruto and ODM party leader Raila Odinga.

They have already started beating the drums that signal a looming clash ahead of the recruitment process which is expected to kick off as early as next month.

“IEBC and CJ issues will definitely become part and parcel of contestation and public statements including insults.” professor Peter Kagwanja said adding that the two institutions are instrumental in determining the outcome of the polls.

Constitutional lawyer Bobby Mkangi echoed the same saying the two positions would interest anyone. So, definitely it will be something if you are eyeing the presidency Post in 2022, you would want to ensure that whoever feels these roles does not appear to favour or play balls for the other side.

The Judicial service commission is set to start the process of replacing David Maraga who is retiring on January 12, 2021. CJ’s position whose holder is the president of the supreme Court that determines presidential election petitions is a critical one for the politicians eyeing the president seat in 2022.

The IEBC slots have been vacant since 2017 when four commissioners resigned in a huff leaving chairman Wafula Chebukati and two other Commissioner’s Abdi Guliye and Boya Molu in office.
Photo-Chief Justice David Maraga

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