IEBC Calls for reforms in election laws
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is calling for reforms in the elections law so as to have the general elections in two days
Speaking during the launch of the 2017 General Election report, IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati said that the country needs to separate the election date so as to improve efficiency and ensure credibility in elctions.
Chebukati further said that having elections from the members of County Assemblies to the president on the same day is tiresome and there employees get fatigued. He said that this cannot assure Kenyans a fair elections.
“Our staff get fatigued when the elections start from 6am to 5pm and the same clerks convert the polling station into counting station. They count for the whole night and for days which brings about fatigue. That fatigue is not good for having free and fair elections,” said Chebukati.
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Kenyans on the other hand are of different opinion with that of the commission saying that the process will be expensive. They are others who said it’s discouraging to vote twice keeping in mind the long lines that are witnessed during general election.