IEBC: ‘We’ve powers to determine Sabina Chege vote rigging case’
IEBC: ‘We’ve powers to determine
Sabina Chege vote rigging case’
Woman Representative Sabina Chege’s (pictured centre with her lawyers) vote rigging case will proceed to full
hearing before the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
Delivering the ruling at the
Commission’s headquarters, IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati stated that the
Electoral Code Conduct Enforcement Committee has the jurisdiction to hear the
“The Electoral Code Conduct
Enforcement Committee has jurisdiction and is legally ceased of the matter
before it for hearing and determination,” he said
“The preliminary objection
raised by the respondents counsel is dismissed and the matter shall proceed to
full hearing,” Chebukati stated
While appearing before the IEBC
Electoral Code of Conduct committee, Sabina’s lawyers led by Siaya Senator
James Orengo and Rarieda MP Otiende Amolo argued the committee was overstepping
Sabina had been summoned to
appear before the IEBC after she made claims during a
rally in Vihiga County on 10th February 2022 that the poll results in 2017
were rigged and the same could happen in the August 9 General Election.
She immediately denied making
such remarks saying she was misquoted and taken of context.