Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati has announced that the body will meet Jubilee and NASA presidential candidates on Tuesday to discuss issues regarding the upcoming presidential polls.
Speaking in Naivasha where the Commissioners retreated over the weekend, Chebukati affirmed that the officials have resolved to work together as one despite recent challenges facing the Commission.
Chebukati noted that the officials were committed to doing the work they were appointed to do in accordance with the law adding that none of them would be fired.
He acknowledged that he had written the memo which leaked to the media last week addressed to CEO Ezra Chiloba but noted that it was supposed to be confidential.
The Chairman stated that Chiloba and the Secretariat had already addressed the issues raised promising that the Commission would furnish the country with more details about it.
“We resolved to review the responses by the Secretariat and communicate the same to the public at the appropriate time,” he stated.
Chebukati divulged that the CEO had been instructed to assess the implementation challenges that were experienced in the August polls and propose a project implementation framework so that the electoral body will be ready to deliver a successful election come October 17.
He further insisted that none of the Commissioners, including himself, was partisan dismissing allegations that he has been meeting NASA principals.
He asked anyone with evidence of the hours or days he secretly met any political parties or agents to avail it noting that all meetings held outside the Commission offices were always work-related.
The officials went on retreat to reflect on the August 8 elections and the emerging issues as they prepare for the repeat presidential contest between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Here is Chebukati's statement: