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DP Ruto issues warning to NASA

2017-09-13T16:38:23.760+0000 Martin Murigi

Deputy President William Ruto at a past event. [Photo/Citizen TV]

The National Super Alliance (NASA) should stop interfering with the work of IEBC, Deputy President William Ruto has warned.

Speaking at the electoral agency offices in Nairobi on Tuesday, Ruto said IEBC should not be given ultimatums as it prepares to conduct a repeat presidential election slated for October 17.

"No one should dictate which staff should conduct elections or how it should be done. IEBC is an independent body, which knows its mandate. Issues of management of the election are a preserve of the commission. No one should dictate what should be done or who should do it," the DP warned, as quoted by the Standard.

The Wafula Chebukati-led commission have been in intense pressure from the Raila Odinga's Opposition which have threatened to boycott the polls if CEO Ezra Chiloba is not sacked.

"IEBC is the thief that stole the elections on behalf of Jubilee. We insist that we are not going back to another election with Chiloba at the helm. It will not happen," declared Raila on Tuesday during a rally in Kibera.

However, the electoral agency has maintained that the Chiloba will not be relieved his duties despite NASA threats.

"The CEO shall make administrative arrangements for the operationalisation of the project team(s). The National Returning Officer and the commissioners will provide the policy and strategic leadership of the project team," read a statement from IEBC.

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