Mr Wafula W. Chebukati, Chairman of the Kenyan Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), has appointed officials to oversee the rerun of the country’s election slated for October 17, this year.
A release to the Ghana News Agency reads “in my capacity as the National Returning Officer for the presidential election and in accordance with Section 38 of the Elections Act (2011), I have hereby appointed the following staff members to serve in a project team for purposes of the presidential election to be held on 17th October 2017”.
Mr Marjan Hussein Marjan, is to serve as the project coordinator for the rerun; Dr Sidney Namulungu, Head of Operations; Ms. Nancy Kariuki, Head of Logistic; and Mr Bernard Misati Moseti, Head of Training.
The rest are, Mr Albert Gogo, Head of ICT under the direct supervision of the National Returning Officer, Mr Silas Rotich, Head of the National Tallying Center.
The release said the appointment takes immediate effect and will last for a period of 3 months.
Mr Chebukati assured all Kenyans of utmost commitment to ensure that this fresh presidential election is done in accordance with the Constitution, the relevant laws and reflects the sovereign will of the Kenyan people.
The Kenyan Supreme Court by a 4-2 majority decision on September 1, this year, annulled the August 8 Presidential elections basing its outcomes on constitutional infractions and technicalities after Raila Odinga, the main opposition leader, protested the outcome.