Ezra Chiloba
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Ezra Chiloba, the Independent Election and boundaries commission(IEBC) has sued Wafula Chebukati after the chairman sent him on a three month compulsory leave.

He has moved to court seeking temporary orders to allow him to resume his duties.

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Wafula Chebukati sent Ezra Chiloba on compulsory leave to allow for an audit of major procurement during last years repeat presidential election. the procurement issues that raised alarm include the ICT component of the election was a Sh2.4 billion tender to Safran Morpho for the modification of the Kenya Integrated Election Management System kits for the repeat presidential election on October 26.

Chebukati had released a press statement that following procurement inconsistencies, majority of the commissioners voted to sending the CEO to compulsory leave to allow a conclusion of the audit.

“The commission’s plenary meeting held on Friday April 6 received and discussed an audit report on some procurement matters. Subsequently, it was decided through a majority voting to expand the audit scope and that the CEO proceeds on compulsory leave for a period of three months to enable conclusion of the audit,” The chairman of the commission Wafula Chebukati said in a press statement.

There has been a constant push and pull between Wafula Chebukati and CEO Ezra Chiloba following the 2017 general elections.

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