ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi wants the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) revived and to operate independently, to ensure justice prevails during the elections. Speaking during a Constitutional forum in Nairobi set up by the steering committee on the implementation of BBI, Mudavadi, who gave his views, said the Commission should also be fully funded to conduct voter education earlier before the voting period.
The tasks and work of the IEBC during the elections has come under more scrutiny since the last general elections, with many leaders saying it’s still easily compromised, leading to messed up election outcomes. Mudavadi added that IEBC has to ensure it publishes the results and not allow people to get into their servers by themselves to obtain the information.
On the whole BBI report, Mudavadi called for a uniting BBI that will ensure there is peace and cohesion among the citizens. He said this should not be a report that only favors a few communities over the country but ensure that it brings all the communities together as one. He said that the report should be implemented as fast at possible and ensure that it doesn’t lie in offices gathering dust even after they conduct all these meetings.
On the Prime Minister position as the report recommends for one, Mudavadi says the Prime minister’s position should be defined and protected. He gave an example of the coalition government where there were no clear roles assigned to the PM. He added that the President must be the head of state and government. He is opposed to regional government.
Mudavadi also wants the establishment of an independent debt management system. This will help curb the debt of the country and avoid to raising up to levels that the country cannot manage. He said this should be done at the national and County governments level. He added that there should always be a lifestyle audit to ensure that corruption is curbed and the money instead allocated to the Judiciary to ensure cases are solved faster.
Written by Antynet Ford