IEBC chief executive Marjan Hussein Marjan
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Fears of constitutional crisis as time runs out on IEBC’s boundaries review

IEBC chief executive Marjan Hussein Marjan. 

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What you need to know:

  • Politicians and legal experts are divided over the implications of the breach of constitutional deadlines caused by a dysfunctional electoral commission.
  • Given that the IEBC, the body charged with overseeing the exercise, is not properly constituted, it will be a tall order to meet the deadline, which expires next month.
  • The Constitution gives the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) a maximum of 12 years after the promulgation of the supreme law of the land to review the boundaries.
  • Experts argue that a negotiated political document before Parliament holds the key to resolving the impasse