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NCCK Calls Reconstitution of the IEBC for Electoral Dignity

The National Council of Churches in Kenya (NCCK) has called for reconstitution of the Independent Electoral Board Commission (IEBC) as the next general election approaches.

The IEBC is a crucial body responsible for overseeing elections and validating nominations to governance positions.

It is also the body mandated to undertake the review of electoral boundaries.

“We find it a major injustice that the country has gone for more than one year without a properly constituted Commission. Of major concern is that the process that was ongoing to recruit the IEBC commissioners was stopped on account of political debate and deal making.

We call upon President William Ruto and all concerned stakeholders to set politics aside and facilitate completion of the process. Further, we urge the Attorney General to seek an advisory from the Supreme Court of Kenya on the next course of action following the lapse of the constitutional deadline for review of boundaries,” they told journalists during the 14th Regional Conference of the NCCK Upper Eastern Region, comprising of delegates from Isiolo, Marsabit, Meru and Tharaka Nithi counties held at Gitooro Pastoral Center, Meru, on 7th and 8th May 2024.

At the same time the preachers want the National Dialogue Committee (NADCO) dignified.

They said the report that the NADCO submitted to Parliament went beyond addressing the political dispute and recommended major changes in the constitution and electoral laws.

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