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IEBC Serves CJ Koome, CS Mucheru With a Letter Following DP Ruto's Protest, Informs Their 2022 Plans

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has served Chief Justice Martha Koome with a hot letter announcing withdrawal from the 2022 election preparedness team.

According to the letter as penned by the IEBC chairperson, Wafula Chebukati has informed that they have decided to ensure that that the commission is independent ahead of 2022 issuing fresh details.

Wafula Chebukati has informed that on matters preparing for the 2022 general elections as the commission what they are currently engaged in "is to execute their primary role in planning and putting in place measures and mechanisms to ensure simple accurate, verifiable, secure, accountable, impartial, efficient, credible and transparent elections."

The IEBC chair has however said that even despite choosing to walk independently, they will still engage all relevant stakeholders in preparation and conduct of the upcoming elections.

Names of those that have the letter copied to is Ministry of Interior PS Karanja Kibicho, Attorney General Kihara Kariuki, Treasury Cabinet Secretary Dr. Ukur Yattani, ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru, Principal Secretary National Treasury and Planning Dr. Julius Muia, Principal Secretary State Department of ICT Jerome Ochieng, Director General National Intelligence Service Maj General Rtd Philip Kameru and the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai.

The letter by the IEBC follows a protest by DP Ruto and allies over the engagement of Chief Justice Martha Koome and several Cabinet Secretaries in preparation for 2022 elections citing fear of non-free and fair elections.

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CS Mucheru IEBC Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Martha Wafula Chebukati

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