IEBC commissioners have been handed an extended stay after Parliament expunged sections of a PAC report recommending that they vacate office immediately.
National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi on Wednesday ruled that the Parliamentary Accounts Committee recommendation offends the constitution clarifying that holders of constitutional offices can only be removed from office through a petition.
“The observations and findings of the Committee with respect to the staffs of the Commission having been found to be admissible,” Muturi ruled.
He directed PAC chairman Opiyo Wandayi to amend the report before moving it to the House.
PAC had recommended that IEBC commissioners vacate office upon adoption of the report which implicated top poll officials in the Sh9 billion procurement mess at the Commission in the run-up to 2017 elections.
Majority leader Aden Duale had – on a point of order last week – sought direction from the Speaker on the admissibility of the recommendation of the report which he said was unconstitutional.