KENYA IS MADE UP OF 64 POLITICAL PARTIES AND NOT ONLY CORD AND JUBILEE
The Amani National Congress (ANC) has rejected a proposal by Cord and Jubilee coalitions on extension of mandate of the select committee on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to cover supervision of the implementation of its own recommendations.
Speaking in Machakos today ANC Party Women League leaders said the proposal will disadvantage other parties.
ANC Secretary General Geoffery Osotsi said Kenyans may not get the required electoral reforms for free, fair and credible elections in 2017.
“As part of key stakeholders left out in the talks on IEBC reforms, we are concerned that the country is being held hostage by two manipulative grand coalitions,” said Mr Ososti.
Mr Osotsi called on Parliament to put in place a framework for effective oversight of electoral processes with a clear road map on integrated identity card and voter registration.
Other demands by the ANC include a non-partisan IEBC selection panel for new commissioners and a deadline on when the current commissioners should vacate office.
ANC also stated that there should be no interference with the August 8, 2017 election date.
“Cord and Jubilee should avoid diversionary, selfish and partisan shenanigans in the select committee. The reforms being sought are not for the two coalitions but for Kenyans,” said ANC Technical Working Group Chair Immaculate Shamala.
The leaders spoke during training for women aspirants at a hotel in Machakos.