Election officials who subvert the process of free and fair polls will face tough punishment if amendments proposed by a House committee are passed.
The Constitutional Implementation Oversight Committee has proposed that officials found guilty of interfering with elections be sentenced to three years in jail and fined Sh1 million.
The committee has just finished reviewing the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Bill, which seeks to establish the new body to oversee future elections and referenda.
The Bill that was tabled in Parliament by Justice Minister Mutula Kilonzo and is headed to the committee stage did not provide for penalties for offences committed by members of the new body.
In addition, the House team chaired by Mandera Central MP Abdikadir Mohamed has proposed that current election officials keep their jobs in the new Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.