SENDING HOME CHEBUKATI AND TEAM IS NOT AN OPTION, JUBILEE TELLS JUDGE.

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Lawyer Tom Macharia with Jubilee Party Deputy executive officer and director of legal services Mary Karen outside Milimani Law Court/PHOTO BY S.A N.

BY SAM ALFAN.

Orders sought to send home the current IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati and his election team could throw the country into a state of anarchy.

Jubilee Party while opposing an attempt to replace the current IEBC commissioners said that replacing the commissioners will gravely jeopardize the presidential election set for next month.

Three Kenyans moved to court seeking to have IEBC stopped from conducting the presidential election.

Jubilee in a rejoinder held that removing IEBC as is currently constituted will create a crisis because if the court issued the orders as prayed and in view of Article 134(C) which bars the president from appointing state officers during temporary incumbency Kenya could plunged could head the wrong direction.

In an affidavit sworn by Ms Mary Karen Kigen, the party’s Deputy Executive Director, any decision that will be made by the court in the case will ultimately affect the party adding that Jubilee party has a great steak in the electoral system in the country as it is a major player.

The party says that if the suit is successful it will make it impossible for IEBC which is the only mandated body to conduct a presidential election.

“I am aware IEBC cannot conduct any election without the commissioners who are ordinarily appointed by the presidents,” claims Mary Karen.

Any attempt to replace the current commissioners within the short time frame may lead to having incompetent commissioners who would only compromise the quality and integrity of the fresh presidential Election.

The party while opposing the case says that Wafula Chebukati and his team they perform a unique task and have special expertise acquired during their tenure in office and the training they receive as members of the IEBC.

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