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To transform lives through ecumenism, capacity building, advocacy and service delivery.

 

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Our Vision

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Mission & Vision

CONCLUDE URGENT REFORMS TO ASSURE KENYANS OF A CREDIBLE ELECTION

 

PRESS STATEMENT

 

  1. Preamble:

Religious leaders drawn from different faiths and members of the civil society, Women, Youth, trade unions and People With Disability and other stakeholders, have met here at Ufungamano House under the auspices of the Multi-Sectoral Forum on electoral reforms over the last two days. During the meeting, the Forum specifically reflected on the ongoing debate on electoral reforms and was guided by the following objectives:

  • To create a platform for dialogue and participation by non- state actors in electoral reforms
  • To consolidate and advance a national electoral reform agenda for Kenya
  • To undertake oversight so as to ensure accountability of the Parliamentary Reform Initiative
  • To promote peace and national cohesion for peaceful and credible 2017 General Elections

 

Having considered this matter, we wish to share the following message:

 

  1. Message to Parliamentary Committees

This Forum appreciates and recognizes the mandate bestowed on both the Justice and legal Affairs Committee (JLAC) and the Joint Parliamentary Select Committee (JPSC) as regards resolving the issues touching on the Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). We note with concern that the sibling rivalry between the two committees is not in the interest of the nation and could derail the process of ensuring that Kenya has a credible body that will manage the next elections. It is in this view that we appeal to the two committees to be magnanimous enough and let reason prevail in resolving issues around electoral reforms. This can be achieved through dialogue and a meeting of both committees, maybe presided over by the leaders of majority and minority, or speakers of both  houses.

 

On our part, we look forward to meeting with JLAC with a view of urging for an amicable and urgent resolution of all issues arising around their mandate on IEBC reforms in readiness for the next general elections.

 

  1. Memoranda and Draft Bills on IEBC

This Forum has taken note of the fact that the Joint Parliamentary Select Committee has began receiving views from Kenyans on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) reforms. We further urge the committee to carry out their mandate with the urgency it deserves. This process must be devoid of any political theatrics and drama.

 

On our part we undertake to conduct our civic duty diligently and provide the support needed by the committee to execute its mandate expeditiously. In this regard, MSF will submit a memorandum and draft bills to the Joint Parliamentary Select Committee, in keeping with the four thematic areas as proposed by the Committee. Our memorandum and bills shall carry proposals of which we highlight the following:

 

  • Undertake transition of the current commission based on the credibility of commissioners through a negotiated formula and an appointment of a new commission
  • The political class should not use the current debate on the IEBC as an excuse to tamper with the date of the next elections
  • Build strong institutions and trust in the electoral system so that the outcome of elections is acceptable to all
  • Result transmissions technology should be procured by January 2017 and tested to provide more time for effective preparedness

 

On our part as the Multi Sectoral Forum, we commit to:

  • Undertake urgent advocacy around accountability and transparency of the management of elections and demand that the principle electoral register is availed as stipulated by the IEBC Act
  • Build internal capacity to conduct research, documentation and learning on elections management and technology
  • MSF using their respective institutional forums commit to undertake civic, peace and voter education to sensitize the electorate on their civic duty
  • Facilitate introduction of debates at the local level to determine credibility and transparency of political leaders
  • Advocate for implementation of Chapter 6 of the Constitution that goes beyond the wealth declaration forms
  • Advocate for probing and accountability of IEBC Secretariat mid-level staff at the constituency level
  • Promote the observation and implementation of electoral laws in Kenya

 

CONCLUSION

In conclusion, we urge all Kenyans to actively participate in the process. We further call upon Kenyans to continue praying for speedy and peaceful conclusion of the process.

Signed on this 20th day of July 2016 at Ufungamano House by:

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