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Hold primaries before Ramadhan, IEBC told

By Patrick Beja | Published Tue, February 28th 2017 at 08:03, Updated February 28th 2017 at 08:09 GMT +3
IEBC told to hold primaries before Ramadhan. (Photo: Courtesy)

Muslims have urged the electoral commission to conclude political party primaries before the start of the holy month of Ramadhan.

Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (Supkem) Coast regional co-ordinator Sheikh Muhdhar Khatimy urged the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to ensure nominations are carried out a week before the beginning of the holy month to avoid inconveniencing Muslim aspirants.

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati.

At the same time, the official urged faithful to turn out in large numbers to participate in the nominations and ensure that the best candidates are chosen. “I want to urge our Muslim brothers and sisters to be more careful this time and pick leaders of integrity during the nominations,” he said.