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IEBC boss Chebukati to meet Uhuru and Raila at Bomas

The electoral commission is set for a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta and National Super Alliance leader Raila Odinga on repeat presidential election plans.

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati is expected to lead the meeting at the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi.

EBC Spokesperson Andrew Limo told the Nation that the meeting would start at 11am, with the commission holding talks with President Kenyatta first before meeting Mr Odinga at 3pm.

During the meeting, Mr Chebukati will make another attempt to break the stalemate between the ruling Jubilee party and Nasa over the October 26 fresh presidential election.

Last week, Mr Odinga’s representatives walked out of a meeting, protesting Jubilee Party’s proposed amendments on electoral laws.

“We look forward to meeting with the presidential candidates today. We hope to create a common understanding on the 26th October poll,” the agency said on its official Twitter page.

During the last meeting, IEBC, while stating that it was preparing for the repeat elections as ordered by the Supreme Court in its historic September 1 ruling, said the proposed changes to the election laws were unnecessary.

President Kenyatta was represented by Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen, Senate Deputy Speaker Kithure Kindiki, Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju, and party chief agent Davis Chirchir.

Siaya Senator and lawyer James Orengo represented Nasa with his counterparts Paul Mwangi and coalition Chief Executive Norman Magaya.

Following the collpase of the talks, Mr Chebukati said he would seek to meet Mr Odinga and Mr Kenyatta in person and not their representatives to avoid what he termed as “sideshows”.