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Case seeking to declare IEBC illegally constituted dismissed

Friday August 10 2018

 Wafula Chebukati

IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati. The commission owes its creditors more than Sh3.9 billion in unpaid bills from the 2017 General Election. PHOTO | FILE| NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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The High Court has dismissed a petition seeking to declare the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) illegally composed following the resignation of four commissioners.

Justice Wilfrida Okwany said a vacancy in the commission does not invalidate its composition.

She further said nothing bars the commission from conducting the by-elections.

The judge said the conduct of an election or a by-election is not a matter that arises out of the resolutions or decisions made by the commission at a meeting.

Instead, it is dictated by the operation of the law following a vacancy in the elective positions, which are subject of the election of by-election, she said.