IEBC Offices to Be Moved From Nairobi CBD

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) headquarters is set to be moved from the CBD anytime from now.

This is according to the poll body's Chairman Wafula Chebukati who revealed on Wednesday that plans are already underway.

"The commission is in the process of relocation of its IEBC headquarters from Anniversary towers to somewhere outside CBD preferably a building owned by the commission to save the taxpayers money and minimise disruptions at the CBD," noted Chebukati.

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He further stated that this would ensure minimal disruption from 'dissatisfied groups.

Asked if the commission is under-staffed, Chebukati answered: "The constitution is clear, if you are 3 you make a commission. Our colleagues resigned due to their own reasons and there is a procedure in the law, which provides for replacement of those vacancies.

Appearing before the Justice and Legal Committee of the Senate, he also highlighted that the electoral body intends to restructure.

"We are looking into institutional restructuring- we have 9 directorates so far serving in the commission. We feel there is duplicity of functions and we need to enhance service delivery," he remarked.

Interestingly, Chebukati also suggested holding plenary meetings on Hansard due to the recent fall out among commissioners.

This, he said, will go a long way in ensuring transparency since members of the public will be able to access the information easily.

IEBC Communication Manager Andrew Limo agreed that this was achievable due to robust technology in the modern era but did not want to speculate on how other members of the commission would respond to the idea.

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