It’s all systems go as IEBC prepares for repeat poll

It is all systems go as the IEBC prepares to conduct the repeat presidential election set for tomorrow.

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati has said that the delivery of ballot papers, ballots boxes and other materials went on well.

The following are some of the key highlights on the repeat poll.

Mr Chebukati said the commission would open polling stations across the country at 6am tomorrow.

He said the citing assurance from relevant government authorities and preparedness for the poll.

At the same time, the IEBC chairman said a ruling made Wednesday morning by High Court Judge George Odunga that the appointment of constituency returning officers and their deputies is illegal does not stop the officers from overseeing the election.

Mr Chebukati also said that in areas where there will be problems of voting, the polling officer will inform IEBC of the situation and the election can be postponed to another date.

High Court Judge George Odunga on Wednesday morning ruled that the while appointing returning officers and their deputies.

However, the judge declined to quash the gazette notice on the appointment of the election officials.

The hearing of an application seeking to stop the repeat presidential election failed to take off after the .

Only Chief Justice Maraga and Justice Isaac Lenaola, out of seven judges, were present when the court convened at 11am on Wednesday.

The High Court dismissed a case by former Kilome MP Harun Mwau seeking to stop the repeat presidential election.

Mr Mwau sought to have fresh nominations done for the poll.

But Judge Chacha threw out the case, saying the High Court lacks jurisdiction on presidential elections.

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