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President William Ruto has announced vacancies though a gazette notice for the positions of the chairperson and two members of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC) on the 17th of January, 2023.

The publication of impending vacancies is requirement of Electoral Act, which compell s the the president to gazette vacancies six months before the expiry of the terms of election officials.

“Now, therefore, in the exercise of the powers conferred to me, I, William Samoei Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya, notify you of impending vacancies in the positions mentioned above,” reads the gazette notice.

After the publication the Head of State compelled by law to constitute a 7-member panel to interview and recommend the suitable replacements for the exiting commissioners and chairperson.

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati, Abdi Guliye and Boya Molu will exit the poll agency having presided over the disputed 2017 and 2022 general elections.

By Rodgers Oduor

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