Ambassadors have opposed changes to the electoral law so close to the October polls saying it is against the global best practice.
They said the proposed amendments to the Elections Act and Elections Offences Act should be shelved.
The Election Laws (Amendment), and the Election Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2017, currently before both Houses, were sanctioned by Jubilee.
“The timing of the laws is a serious problem that requires careful reflection. Avoid changes to electoral rules prior to the elections,” US Ambassador Robert Godec said.
He spoke on Monday after a meeting with the IEBC which was attended by all foreign envoys in Nairobi.
Godec said the amendment puts at risk the ability of IEBC to conduct elections within the set the timeline.
“All should give IEBC the space it needs. So, do not paralyse the IEBC for it is the only institution that has to run the elections,” he said.
Godec said the October 26 election process must be better than the one held on August 8 which was nullified by the Supreme Court.
“We urge all parties to engage the IEBC in dialogue…the commission should make reasonable deliberations and offer free and fair elections,” he said.