Uhuru urged to break silence on IEBC, DCI stand-off
Kwanza constituency Member of Parliament Ferdinand Wanyonyi has called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to break his silence on the stand-off between the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairperson Wafula Chebukati and the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti.
Speaking at Maridadi Primary School when he opened four classrooms, Wanyonyi said the stand-off will likely interfere with August 9 general election preparations.
Uhuru is the overall leader
"President Uhuru Kenyatta has kept quiet on this matter. He is the overall leader of this country. He should come out and intervene so that elections can go on as planned," Wanyonyi said.
Wanyonyi also asked Kinoti not to interfere with IEBC.
"IEBC is an independent commission. They don't take instructions from anyone. Kinoti should desist from attacking Chebukati. He is putting his life in danger," Wanyonyi added.
The lawmaker expressed confidence in the electoral body, saying it is well prepared to conduct the election on August 9.
"We are confident that IEBC will deliver free, fair, credible, and verifiable elections. They should not attack him at this critical time," he said.
This comes after three Venezuelans were arrested at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for possessing IEBC stickers carried as personal luggage.