The IEBC has withdrawn from a panel formed by the state to ensure election preparedness after. In a letter (copied to Attorney General Kihara Kariuki, Chief Justice Martha Koome, Treasury CS Ukur Yatani, ICT CS Joe Mucheru, NIS director general Philip Kameru, IG Hillary Mutyambai, DPP Noordin Haji among others) addressed to PS Karanja Kibicho, IEBC chair said that he has taken that step to withdraw from the National Multi-Sectoral Consultative Forum on Election Preparedness and Technical Working Committee after serious consultations saying being in the panel would interfere with its independence.
"After consultations and and in-depth critical appraisals the IEBC would wish to respectfully withdraw from further engagement in the activities" he said in the letter.
The National Multi-Sectoral Consultative Forum on Election Preparedness and Technical Working Committee bring together stakeholders to prepare for the 2022 elections and comprises all ministries agencies and departments responsible for the election cycle.
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