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10 Key Talking Points From Akombe’s Resignation

Roselyn Akombe Kwamboka has been in the headlines since the onset of 2017 general election, but not more enough than she made headlines today.

Roselyn Akombe

She fled to US after resigning, something that has stirred in a new debate at the IEBC. Will the commission go on with the new election on 26th?

Here are Key Talking Points From Akombe’s Interview
1. Sometimes, you walk away, especially when potentially lives are at stake.
2. I have concluded that I am no longer making any significant contribution to the commission and to my country as a Commissioner.
3. The commission have become party to the current crisis.
4. It has become increasingly difficult to continue attending plenary meetings where Commissioners come ready to vote along partisan lines and not to discuss the merit of issues before them.
5. The commission in its current state can surely not guarantee a credible election on October 26. I do no want to be party to such a mockery to electoral integrity.
6. It is critical that all political actors and the Commission take a pause to review where we are leading this country.
7. It is not too late to save our country from this crisis. We just need a few men and women of integrity to stand up and say that we cannot proceed with the election on 26 October 2017 as currently planned.
8. The commission in its current state can surely not guarantee a credible election on 26 October 2017. I do not want to be party to such electrol integrity.
9. What we are faced today is a political crisis that cannot be solved by the Commission alone.
10. The lessons from 2007/8 are too fresh, lest we forget.

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