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IEBC CEO EZRA CHILOBA. / COURTESY

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) CEO Ezra Chiloba has dragged his boss, Wafula Chebukati and two other commissioners back to court.

The embattled CEO has filed contempt of court proceedings against Chebukati, Abdi Guliye and Bobu Molu. He wants them jailed for six months for denying him access to his office.

Chiloba wants the court to set aside the commission’s decision to suspend him for three months.

“The commissioners and chairman’s actions, conduct, endeavors of sending the applicant on further purported suspension in effect removes him from his employment and are without any basis in law, malicious, high-handed, capricious and calculated to injure him,” the petition reads in part.

The suspended CEO reported to work on Wednesday but locks to his office had allegedly been changed.

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He now wants the court to issue a 30-day notice to the three to personally attend court and show cause why they should not be held in contempt for blocking him from going back to work.

“In a brazen disregard, contravention and circumvention of the order of the court, 1,3,4 and 7 respectively have purported to suspend the applicant in a manner intended to otherwise render the decision ineffectual, by acting in total contravention of the constitutional, statutory and contractual framework, as they were enjoined in the said decision to observe,” the petition reads.

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