MPs Called for Special Sitting to Discuss EACC and IEBC Nominees

  • Members of Parliament (MPs) have been recalled for a special sitting following a written request by Majority Leader of the National Assembly Aden Duale.

    The MPs were called for the session by Speaker Justin Muturi to discuss nominees to the IEBC and EACC who have been undergoing vetting by House Committee.

    According to a notice directed to the lawmakers, the urgent sitting is set to take place on January 17 when the ongoing vetting will have been finalised.

    During the morning and afternoon sessions, the legislators will debate former ACK Archbishop Eliud Wabukala's nomination who was nominated by President Uhuru Kenyatta as EACC Chairman.

    Others, whose suitability will also be discussed, are IEBC Chairman-nominee Wafula Chebukati and six commissioners including Abdi Guliye, Consolata Maina, Roselyne Akombe, Paul Kurgat, Margaret Mwachanya and Boya Molu.

    In the recent past, the special sittings have elicited hostility between Jubilee and CORD legislators who have outrightly differed on several matters.

    In December, the country was treated to violent drama when the House was urgently recalled to discuss amendments to the controversial election laws which the Opposition objected.

    The situation turned ugly as the MPs reportedly engaged in heated physical exchanges, with some sustaining injuries.

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