Kenya's electoral body lacks funds for August referendum (2)

17:04, July 06, 2010      

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The commission also has a huge budget for voter education and publicity in readiness for the exercise and high transport expenses.

This is the second time the Treasury is involved in a funding row over the proposed constitution, after it was embroiled in a similar tussle with the Committee of Experts on the Constitution Review (CoE) over civic education program funding.

Kenyans are scheduled to decide whether to accept or reject a proposed constitution in the referendum.

Analysts have said Kenyans' demand for reform could be undermined if the electoral body is incapable of organizing the referendum.

Kenyans, as well as the international community, demanded reforms of state institutions following the 2007 post-election violence that led to the loss of life and destroyed property.

Kenya's current constitution goes back to its independence in 1963.

Source: Xinhua
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