2016-10-18 09:36:00

Be above reproach, IEBC panel told

Religious and civil society leaders in Kenya, under the auspices of the Multi-Sectoral Forum (MSF), have told a selection panel that will choose members of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) that the future of elections, in Kenya, hinges on the critical decisions that they will make during the vetting process.

“We congratulate you on your selection and appreciate the mammoth task before you. We trust in your ability and dedication for the service to our nation through this crucial exercise. We are fully behind you and we shall continue to accord you the necessary support to ensure that the selection process is carried out seamlessly to the honour of God and all Kenyans” said Sheikh Adan Wachu, Chairperson of the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya.

Speaking at the same event, held at Nairobi’s Ufungamano House, this week, Catholic Bishop Alfred Rotich underlined the high expectations riding on the panel.

“Kenyans expect that this team will be truthful, honest and courageous to the cause. We know that integrity comes from God and if they rely on the help of God, certainly they should be able to discharge the mandate bestowed on them,” said Bishop Rotich.

Nominees to the IEBC selection committee include members from various faith denominations and some of Kenya’s prominent citizens.

(By Franc Mwangi in Kenya)

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