Kenya Politics News

IEBC To Appeal High Court Decision On Quorum, Chebukati

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is in the process of lodging an appeal in regard to the Thursday High Court ruling on its legality and constitutionality in relation to quorum.

Commission Chair, Wafula Chebukati, said they will on Thursday, meet with their lawyers to discuss the matter before they move to appeal the judgement.

On Thursday, a five-bench judge, while declaring the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) null and void, also restrained IEBC from undertaking any processes in respect to the amendments.

They said IEBC lacked quorum of carrying out its mandate, including verification of BBI signatures.

However, Chebukati said the judgement relied on the commission’s statute of having five members as quorum but not the constitution that provides for three.

“There are two conflicting judgements on what constitutes our quorum which we would like the Court of Appeal to shed light on. We want to know should we rely on the statute or the law,” he said.

Currently, the Commission has three Commissioners out of the required nine.

Source: www.kenyanews.go.ke

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