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June 20, 2018

2022 polls might delay, Chebukati says citing IEBC's lack of quorum

IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati during a press briefing at the Bomas of Kenya, September 2017. /VICTOR IMBOTO
IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati during a press briefing at the Bomas of Kenya, September 2017. /VICTOR IMBOTO

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission now says the 2022 elections might delay due to timeline constraints.

Chairman Wafula Chebukati said on Tuesday that this follows the lack of quorum at the commission which does not allow them to make any key decisions.

Of key concern, the polls body boss told MPs, is their incapacity to make recommendations on the boundary review, "which might affect the 2022 election."

The chair said this when he appeared before Parliament's Constitutional Implantation Oversight Committee.

Chebukati told the Jeremiah Kioni-led committee that the commission currently comprises of three commissioners as opposed to required quorum of five.

He said that though the commission has made some progress on the boundary review, they are stuck between whether to use the 2009 census or wait for the 2019 population count.

According to the Constitution, the commission is mandated to review the boundaries after every 8 years.

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