ISSACK HASSAN wants Sh 800 MILLION to build new IEBC headquarters for the sake of ELECTIONS

Wednesday June 5, 2013 - The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) now wants Sh 800 million from the Treasury in order to build permanent headquarters in Nairobi.
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Speaking during a meeting with the parliamentary Justice and Legal Affairs Committee to scrutinise the commission’s budget on Tuesday, commission CEO, James Oswago, requested the committee to approve Sh 800 million for its new headquarters.

Oswago also told the committee that the commission had been paying an annual rent of Sh48 million at their current offices at the Anniversary Towers.
He said by building a new headquarters, Kenyan taxpayers, who are already burdened by high wage bill, will have a big reprieve since this will reduce higher taxes in future

Commission Chairman, Issack Hassan, who accompanied Oswago, also proposed that the country hold Presidential and National Assembly polls separately from those of Senators, Governors and County Representatives.

Hassan said by doing so it will be cheaper to have all elections in one day, to minimise election malpractices and inefficiency.