As per the developing news in Kenyan Republic and the state of the nation, the awaited elections repeat that was scheduled to take place on 26th of October 2017 might get postponed. This follows the pressure that the electoral commission of Kenya i.e the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC is facing right now.
As per COFEK, Consumer Federation of Kenya, the elections should be delayed until the date that all the participating candidates shall come to an agreement that the elections should be held. That should be on condition when all the candidates enlisted shall find that everything is set and voters ready to go to the polling stations to cast their votes.
In an interview on Tuesday, Cofek Secretary General Stephen Mutoro said the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC)should strive to unite the country other than proceed with an election that will divide the country.
“Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. We rarely comment on matters politics. But when such political processes and decisions directly affect consumers, we cannot keep quiet any longer,” said Mr Mutoro.
The Cofek boss added that the withdrawal of NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga and threats that the elections may not be held in NASA perceived strongholds shows Wafula Chebukati should take a bold move and postpone the elections.
Cofek Secretary General Stephen Mutoro added on by saying this;
“The IEBC has been cagey with implications of the passed Election (Amendment) Bill –passed by Jubilee MPs which is awaiting President Kenyatta’s assent. IEBC has not indicated if regulations to implement the new laws will be in place by October 26 and this is something to worry about.”