IEBC postpones Thursday meeting with Raila

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IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati with NASA luminaries Raila Odinga, Moses Wetangula, Musalia Mudavadi amd Kalonzo Musyoka address the media after their meeting at the Capital Hill on February 8, 2017. PHOTO: JACK OWUOR_THE STAR

A planned meeting between IEBC and the National Super Alliance planned for Thursday, September 14, has been postponed once again.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission made the announcement today morning and promised to give a new date for their anticipated meeting soon.

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Deputy President William Ruto. He arrived at the Tuesday meeting late. PHOTO: BIGGEST KAKA

“Meeting with NASA officials this morning will be rescheduled to a new date to be announced.” A tweet on the commission’s official handle reads.

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The two warring factions were to discuss contents of a 9-page write-up by the poll body which was forwarded to both Nasa and Jubilee representatives as a guideline to a consultative meeting.

On Tuesday, September 12, representatives of the Opposition were forced to walk out of a meeting with IEBC after representatives from the Jubilee side showed up late.

The Opposition leader Raila Odinga and his cronies had already arrived at the IEBC offices and were leaving the premises when DP William Ruto showed up. The meeting did not materialise and the poll body promised a fresh one at a later date.

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The meeting had been necessitated after Jubilee Party complained about IEBC holding meetings with different sides of the political divide separately, they said the poll body was not being transparent with their agendas.

Nasa maintains there will be no elections on October 17 if their irreducible minimum is not implemented by the poll body. They blamed the IEBC for bungling the August 8 polls.

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Among the nine issues Nasa wants acted upon is the ejection of senior officials of the secretariat including the CEO Ezra Chiloba who has vowed to stay.