Three IEBC commissioners including the vice chairperson Consolata Nkatha Maina, Ambassador Paul Kurgat and Margret Wanjala Mwachanya have resigned saying that the have no confidence in chairman Wafula Chebukati.
In their joint resignation letter they said that the IEBC continued to be dysfunctional with arbitrary decision making and constant leaking of internal memos to pursue personal interests which had become rampant and that the Independence of the commission had been put at stake.
The three commissioners said that on many occasions the chairman Wafukla Chebukati failed to be steady and stable in his decision making and instead he allowed the commission’s board room to become a ground for brewing mistrust and a space for chasing individual glory and personal credit.
The commissioners also said that the position of the commissioners was often misinformed and that the removal of the CEO Ezra Chiloba prompted their resignation as they believe it was done in a callous manner.
They said that the removal greatly shook the confidence they had left in the chairman and hence their decision to resign with immediate effect.
There has been a constant tussle at the IEBC commission after the court nullified the August 8 presidential election. The fight between the commission some of who supported the CEO Ezra Chiloba and others who supported the chairman Wafula Chebukati.
Just before the October 26 presidential election Roselyn Akombe resign and fled from the country saying that her life was in danger. She also stated that the IEBC could not hod a free, fair and credible process as it was constituted then.
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