Former nominated senator wants 2022 elections postponed, says IEBC not properly constituted

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Former nominated senator Paul Njoroge Ben at Milimani Law Courts. Photo/Suek

Former nominated senator Paul Njoroge Ben has moved to court seeking the postponement of the 2022 General Election on grounds that the electoral body was not properly constituted when it set the election dates.

Njoroge says the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission did not have a substantive Chief Executive Officer when the commission settled on 9th August 2022 as next year’s general election.

………..”IEBC has embarked and initiated very costly and ambitious administrative processes including tendering for and procurement of various hardware and software materials and personnel to be used during the elections,”argues the former Senator.

He adds that at the time of tendering and procurement of various hardware and software materials and personnel, IEBC was improperly constituted as it did not have the requisite proper quorum of its commissioners.

He says the government has allocated billions ahead of the elections and more are yet to be released to meet IEBC’s budgetary needs.