Talks on IEBC cash payout set to begin today

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) bosses are today expected to meet an interagency team set up by the government, to negotiate and facilitate an orderly and dignified exit as well as ensure a seamless transition within the commission. This even as the government has since dismissed claims that it was sabotaging the planned exit of the commissioners.The team that will chair the high level government committee handling the commissioners’ exit will be led by Chief of staff and head of public service Joseph Kinyua. Other members of the team will include Cabinet Secretaries Henry Rotich and Cecily Kariuki, principal secretaries Kamau Thugge and Karanja Kibicho, Solicitor General Njee Muturi and the Salaries and Remuneration Commission Chief Executive Officer Anne Gitau.

While details of the exit package still remain scanty, the commissioners have remained categorical that they will leave office once the deal is sealed.

Meanwhile, the president has signed the IEBC exit deal and is set to be effected by the end of the week.
However, many are still worried over the limited time the new IEBC team will have to prepare for the 2017 elections.