President Ruto has assented to the IEBC Amendment Bill 2022 paving the way for composition of a seven member panel to recruit new commissioners to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
The Bill which was considered and passed by the Senate last week sought to alter the composition of the Selection Panel that will oversee the filling of vacant positions in the electoral body.
Conspicuous changes to the bill include allotment of slots to the Religious Society as well as the equalisation of slots to the Majority and Minority side of the Parliamentary divide; with each side getting one slot.
This now paves the way for the composition of an IEBC selection panel to recruit new commissioners at the electoral body.
The approval of the Bill and consequent signing into Law further deepens the woes of the embattled IEBC Commissioners, Juliana Cherera, Julius Nyang'aya, Irene Masit and Evans Wanderi who are being probed by a Tribunal over a fall out they orchestrated towards the end of tallying and announcement of the Presidential election results. With the Bill now stamped as a law and Chebukati proceeding on retirement, the fate of 'Cherera Four' appears sealed as the stone to get their replacement starts rolling.
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