Raila, Kalonzo accuse IEBC of sinister motives

CORD leaders are now accusing the Isaack Hassan led team of plotting to rig the 2017 polls and it is for this reason that they are now demanding the outgoing IEBC commissioners to immediately leave office to pave way for the recruitment of a new team by December 23rd.This was revealed when the CORD principals met in camera to discuss the formation of the National Superalliance that is set to be launched in February 2017.

Earlier Thursday, CORD principals once again disagreed on the continued stay of the sacked electoral commission chiefs that they claim is now long overdue and have now opted to issue ultimatums.

According to the opposition, the game of musical chairs on appointment of new commissioners is a hidden scheme to scuttle next year’s polls and it’s on that note that they want the poll agency officials to stop awarding any tenders until the new commissioners take office.

That notwithstanding, they also demand for a comprehensive audit on the register to ensure it is accurate ahead of 2017 polls.

With the looming deadline of Thursday midnight, the political parties have since rejected new campaign finance regulations submitted by the IEBC, an issue the opposition says it is unrealistic as per the provisions of the law.

Meanwhile, the select team led by Bernadette Musundi has since come under sharp criticism for declaring unfit five Kenyans who has been shortlisted for the position of chairman of IEBC, resulting to the process being started afresh amidst tight deadlines to complete the process.