President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed Kitui’s lawyer, Mr. Morris Kimuli to the panel in charge of the selection of nominees for their appointment as members of the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission.
In a Gazette notice on Thursday, 27th May the President appointed Mr. Kimuli, revoking Dorothy Kimengech’s appointment.
The seven members of the panel are Dr. Elizabeth Muli, Gideon Solonka, Elizabeth Meyo, Morris Kimuli, Rev. Joseph Ngumbi and Dr. Faradim Abdalla.The seven-member panel will oversee the filling of the four vacant positions at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
According to the IEBC (Amendment) Act, 2020 institutions with slots at the selection panel are required to submit names to the Parliamentary Service Commission within seven days of declaration of the vacancies.
The selection panel shall then consider the applications, shortlist and interview the applicants. The PSC is required to provide technical support to the panel.
For almost two years now, IEBC has been operating with only three commissioners instead of the required seven. That is to say it has not been properly constituted for a long time.