Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria on Wednesday, October 9, hit out at the ODM party over their complains to the IEBC ahead of the November 7, Kibra by-election.
The Jubilee legislator, in a scathing post on his Facebook page, faulted the party for not taking his offer to work together for continuous electoral reforms in the IEBC.
Referring to a bi-partisan committee that was set up in 2016 to oversee the reforms, Kuria stated ODM's grievances against the commission could have been avoided.
"I warned them before that we must all work together with consistency to reform and strengthen IEBC and to learn from the past mistakes.
"As a member of the Windsor Kiraitu-Orengo committee on IEBC reform, I suggested in 2016 that the committee be converted into a long term bipartisan committee to oversee continuous electoral reform," he stated arguing that the party had dropped the ball and was busy enjoying red carpet events instead of advocating for impactful change.
Kuria alleged that the final report by the bi-partisan committee was manipulated to remove his recommendation to the committee.
"Did you imagine 2022 will be conducted by Nchuri Ncheke, Miyoot Elders or Kamagambo Chiefs?" he posed in what was a dig at the ODM party leaders.
ODM leaders on Wednesday, October 9, met with IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati where they had a list of demands for the electoral body including providing a full list of all persons registered as voters in Kibra Constituency by the 2017 General Election.
After the meeting, the politicians expressed optimism that their grievances would be taken into account.
"The commission has now agreed to avail the registers we requested and to address emerging issues in order to guarantee fair polls," ODM secretary general Edwin Sifuna stated.
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