Willy Mutunga: IEBC must free from foreign influence

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European Union Election Observation Mission Kenya 2017

Speaking during the IEBC’S launch of the 2017 post eletion evaluation report,the former chief justice suggested some recommendations to streamline Kenyan elections results issues.

He has called for the review of the presidential election petition hearing timelines from the current fourteen to 30 days.

“Presidential petitions are daunting and demanding with a staggering election that has seen too much shading of blood and destruction of property. Our elections are so corrosive and divisive which destroy the democratic process,” he said.

“Presidential petitions are daunting and demanding with a staggering election that has seen too much shading of blood and destruction of property. Our elections are so corrosive and divisive which destroy the democratic process,” he said.

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According to Mutunga, IEBC operations must be free from the Executive, Legislature and foreign influence or control.

“Judicalisation and militarisation of Kenyan politics has given the Judiciary and the police power to determine who the next leaders will be against the will of Kenyans,” he said.

Mutunga further said there is a need for politicians to review the manner in which political party primaries are conducted.

“Now that the Registrar of Political Parties is here, I need to advise her that there is need to review whether all the 47 political parties are constitutionally constituted and comply with Article 91 of the Constitution,” he said.

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