NASA and IEBC share conflicting outcomes of Bomas meeting

Who is fooling who?

Wafula Chebukati
IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati. PHOTO: CITYHERALD

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission came out on Tuesday, October 3 to claim that “significant steps” were made in the meeting with National Super Alliance.

The presser happened just moments after a damning press conference by the Nasa team in which Siaya Senator James Orengo said the meeting was futile since their concerns on the repeat election had not been addressed.

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James Orengo
Senator Orengo and NASA leader Raila Odinga at a past meeting. PHOTO: THE STAR

IEBC boss Wafula Chebukati told journalists after meeting Jubilee representatives and the Opposition, that there were significant progress in the talks.

“The Commission has had progressive meetings with Nasa and Jubilee. We will publish what we have agreed upon.” IEBC posted on its official Twitter account.

Chebukati went on to state that the commission was hoping to fully implement the recommendations made by the Supreme Court in the October 26 repeat presidential election.

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“We are keenly implementing the recommendations of the Supreme Court. This will increasingly be apparent with our subsequent updates,” he noted.

Earlier on, Deputy President William Ruto had clarified that the Jubilee Party had reached a consensus with the commission and that would be their last meeting with Chebukati and his team as they (JP) prepare to square it out with Nasa at the ballot.

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DP Ruto and the Jubilee Party brigade at Bomas on October 3, 2017. /DPPS

In a quick rejoinder however, Nasa, through Senior Counsel James Orengo, gave a completely different story on their part, they bashed IEBC for ignoring their grievances, the irreducible minimums they have put forth for them to participate in the forthcoming poll.