President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared four vacancies at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

The Head of State made the announcement in a gazette notice dated April 14, 2021.

'In exercise of the powers conferred in Section 7a (2) of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Act 2011. I, Uhuru Kenyatta, President and Commander in Chief of the Defence Forces declare vacancies in four positions of members of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission," the notice read in part.

File image of IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati. |Photo| Courtesy|

The declaration by the Head of State comes at a time when the IEBC has been criticized for its efficiency to deliver credible elections in the country.

IEBC is also expected to conduct a referendum should the Constitution Amendment Bill 2020 also known as the Building Bridges Initiatives (BBI) BBI sails through parliament.

Ksh14 billion has already been allocated to the IEBC for the 2021/2022 fiscal year to carry out the referendum.

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