Nominated IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati Faces MPs Vetting Committee

  • By Tony Mukere on Tuesday, 10 January 2017 - 4:40pm
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  • The nominated IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati was on Tuesday taken to task over his past legal and political activities.

    MPs had sought to understand his relationship with Opposition leader Raila Odinga after the nominee stated that he had vied for a parliamentary seat on the ODM ticket during the 2007 General Election.

    Chebukati told the National Assembly Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC) that he had not met Raila or engaged in political party matters since then.

    He, however, clarified that he had been a member of the Orange party until last month when he resigned before applying for the IEBC position.

    “Raila came to Saboti with others. Since then, we have never met and we have not been involved in party matters,” Chebukati told MPs.

    The proposed IEBC Chair was also put to task over his legal business where he has represented among others, the Nairobi County Government.

    He denied claims of negligence in a case where the Nairobi County Government lost millions after losing a case where Chebukati was their lawyer.

    The Nairobi lawyer assured MPs that should his nomination be approved, he would use social media to involve more Kenyans in the process of conducting elections.


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