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IEBC Is Incompetent and Ought To Be Disbanded

13 Jul

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In my Star column this weekend IEBC Is Incompetent and Ought To Be Disbanded I reiterate the obvious and start making the case why the obviously compromised and incompetent IEBC should be disbanded or at least have heads roll to start with.

Excerpt:

The fact is, the discredited  IEBC is exposed and will be  even more fully exposed  when it releases the much  awaited data for 2013  elections. We have also come  to know something  about this body which  is clearly a mirror image  of the previously equally  discredited ECK.

Yet they  chose to take our country the same path ECK did. We were saved only by the grace of God from reaching the depths of 2007. That something is not surprisingly when it comes to following the law and its mandates, IEBC basically thumbs its nose on us and asks the question popularised among the youth in social media, mta do?

Well, we can do something not the least of which is demanding that heads roll at this clearly discredited and incompetent body, starting with the chairman.

To be sure, there may be one or two good apples in that box but the rotten ones have made the whole box rotten. Either get rid of the rotten ones or altogether disband the whole thing.

We don’t need a national electoral commission other than a perfunctory one now that we have county governments. Rather what we need in light of these repeated failures to have a credible national elections body, are 47 electoral commissions each responsible for their own county elections.

At least with that kind of system, we can make it extremely difficult for the riggers to have a nationwide impact as they have had in each of the elections since elections started mattering in Kenya.

To leave IEBC in its discredited self would be akin to having your worst enemy preside over your fate. IEBC has shown it is the worst enemy of democracy.

The fact is, the discredited  IEBC is exposed and will be  even more fully exposed  when it releases the much  awaited data for 2013  elections. We have also come  to know something  about this body which  is clearly a mirror image  of the previously equally  discredited ECK.

Yet they  chose to take our country the same path ECK did. We were saved only by the grace of God from reaching the depths of 2007. That something is not surprisingly when it comes to following the law and its mandates, IEBC basically thumbs its nose on us and asks the question popularised among the youth in social media, mta do?

Well, we can do something not the least of which is demanding that heads roll at this clearly discredited and incompetent body, starting with the chairman.

To be sure, there may be one or two good apples in that box but the rotten ones have made the whole box rotten. Either get rid of the rotten ones or altogether disband the whole thing.

We don’t need a national electoral commission other than a perfunctory one now that we have county governments. Rather what we need in light of these repeated failures to have a credible national elections body, are 47 electoral commissions each responsible for their own county elections.

At least with that kind of system, we can make it extremely difficult for the riggers to have a nationwide impact as they have had in each of the elections since elections started mattering in Kenya.

To leave IEBC in its discredited self would be akin to having your worst enemy preside over your fate. IEBC has shown it is the worst enemy of democracy.

– See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-127970/iebc-incompetent-and-ought-be-disbanded#sthash.17PRqtWK.dpuf

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