Can IEBC Chair Be Fair and Impartial?

02 Dec


In A Fair and Impartial IEBC Chair?, I make the case it’s possible but those charged with the responsibility to pick the next chair of this important body must do the utmost in screening and selecting only an incorruptible person who can ensure we once again have a fair and transparent election even half as good as we had in 2002, the only time it can be said we have not had an election riddled with rigging and all manner of corruption as to negate the will of the majority of the voters going to the polls as we have always had as the case going back to our country’s independence.


When President-elect Donald Trump was in the middle of his campaign, a political analyst in the US said Trump lied like a thug, daring anyone to challenge him, while Hillary Clinton was more nuanced in her lying, leaving room to explain away the lie, being the good lawyer she is.

Fast-forward to the 2007 and 2013 general elections and one cannot but conclude the Kivuitu who chaired the ECK in 2007 goes down in history as having presided over the most flagrant, in-your-face rigging of an election and, worse one who, like a thug, dared anyone to challenge him.

For his part, when Issack Hassan was selected to chair the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission in 2011, he presided over questionable elections in 2013, where the rigging may not have been as in your face as was the case in 2007 but, like the smooth lying by Clinton, giving herself plenty of room to wiggle away, Hassan, too, pulled off serious rigging with plenty of room to explain away much of the irregularities that took place.

The onus is on those charged with the responsibility of finding one to do so and with urgency for, surely, we don’t want the IEBC once again being led by those capable of smiling at us while bludgeoning our feeble democracy to death, if not creating forces that literally kill Kenyans.



Posted by on December 2, 2016 in Law, Politics


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2 responses to “Can IEBC Chair Be Fair and Impartial?

  1. brianoguta

    December 6, 2016 at 10:33 AM

    Through the ongoing process of looking commissioners political parties have petitioned the selected people are not qualified for the hop thus going into further details it’s clear each political party wants someone who the are related in any ways and ethnic so that they can the election. For this reason it has reached time to outsource people from the moon to run echoing so that each party can accept the results and to avoid bloodshed in our country and for our economy to remain where each person is able thus reducing poverty. But if raises the bar so high then we have choice rather import robots from Japan to conduct election.

  2. brianoguta

    December 8, 2016 at 11:27 AM

    Through the ongoing process of recruiting new IEBC officers officers they are still working even though they were removed from office led by Isaac Hassan even after being paid all their salary until end of their contrac. These officers their are supposed to leave office to give way for the recruiting new officers. Also these officers they are still awarding tenders of purchasing poll equipments. To solve the matter the CEO of IEBC the committee is supposed to fasten their process of recruiting new officers so that they can be in office by January and able to review voter registration and able to make way that the elections may be in a digital form so that aspirants may accept and to avoid bloodshed in our beloved country….


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