Former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba is on the receiving end of a section of Kenyans wrath after Roselyn Akombe accused him of threatening her regarding recent claims on Chris Msando murder.
In a screenshot of an email that the former IEBC commissioner claimed Chiloba sent her, the former CEO said, “Do not attempt to rewrite history, our silence is not your license.”
Akombe has vowed to spill the beans.
“I received this email from Ezra Chiloba, former CEO IEBC. It confirms my call for an inquiry. Kenyans deserve the truth. I owe it to you,” she captioned the email screenshot.
On 29 July, I said I will testify at an independent judicial inquest into the murder of my colleague Chris.
— Dr. Roselyn Akombe (@DrRoselynAkombe) August 1, 2020
While marking the third anniversary since Msando was found brutally murdered, Akombe stated that she was ready to testify in an inquiry into the former IEBC ICT boss’ murder.
In a tweet dated July 29, Akombe said that Msando was led “to the slaughterhouse” by commission insiders.
She called on the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President Nelson Havi to take up the matter due to public interest.
“On this anniversary of my colleague Msando’s murder, could you take this case up in the public’s interest? As I have said in the past, I am ready to testify,” she wrote on Twitter.
Msando had promised he would ensure the IEBC tech system in the 2017 elections was foolproof. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory was later nullified by the Supreme Court citing irregularities in the process. He won, however, in a repeat election.
It’s alleged that Msando was killed to create room for selfish leaders to bungle the elections.
Following the tension that ensued after the elections, Akombe fled the country for the United States (US) and submitted her resignation.
She claimed that the institution was filled with massive corruption that would hinder the delivery of credible repeat elections.
Here are some of the reactions online:
Mr Chiloba’s threatening email could be understood by the law as consciousness of guilt. Why the mafiosi-like intimidation? You must continue to speak truth to power until the killers of Msando are held to account. Kenyans of good conscience salute you @DrRoselynAkombe!
— Prof Makau Mutua (@makaumutua) August 1, 2020
My dear sister: you mean while Ezra Chiloba farms & harvests the spoils of his subversion of electoral justice, he has time to threaten you? Coward of the HIGHEST order & history has judged him.
Stand strong. I stand with you. Truth cannot be killed.#JusticeforChrisMsando
— #HumanityKe (@JerotichSeii) August 1, 2020
Very chilling. @DrRoselynAkombe we shall stand with you. The culture of electoral injustices must end. It's time a commission of inquiry is formed. Ezra Chiloba MUST respond to these allegations. Dr. Roselyn Akombe has done her part. Chris Msando's killers must face the law. pic.twitter.com/zGgLUNtOb5
— Hon. Ben Momanyi (@momanyi_hon) August 2, 2020
This is what Ezra Chiloba summarized in a few words.
DO NOT WISH WHAT HAPPENED TO MSANDO TO HAPPEN TO TO YOU AS WELL.
THAT YOU'VE BEEN SPEAKING ABOUT MSANDO'S ISSUE AND WE'RE NOT MAKING ANY MOVES DOESN'T MEAN WE ARE UNABLE TO DO 'SOMETHING'.
— WASHINGTON AJOWI (@edwinajowi) August 2, 2020
I have always had that conviction that my sister @DrRoselynAkombe is a professional and honest public servant. She presided over 2017 polls just to protect her life. She was troubled after Chris Msando's death. Look at this email from Ezra Chiloba. Quite sad. #UsikuSacco pic.twitter.com/XisTs9y05X
— Abuga Makori EGH, MBE (@o_abuga) August 2, 2020
Some Ex IEBC officials are getting uncomfortable. Akombe should just spill the beans kwani Ezra Chiloba ni nani🤔 Msando deserves justice! pic.twitter.com/tSocpjpg6u
— Mobutu Sese Seko (@Wycgovan) August 2, 2020
So Ezra Chiloba and other commissioners knew it. The way Chiloba talked innocently after viewing the body of Chris Msando. He's an enemy of the people of Siaya, NASA and humane Kenyans.
We want justice and the server should have been opened I don't know who romanced Raila to HS pic.twitter.com/rFGczi53QR
— Raphael Apiyo (@RaphaelApiyo) August 2, 2020