The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Thursday suspended its employees’ medical cover offered by Jubilee Insurance with effect from October 17.
In an internal memo to all the staffers dated October 18, from the acting Human Resource and Administration officer M. Hassan, notifies the employees of the development saying that it was “unavoidable.”
However, Kahawa Tungu learns that IEBC has not been able to pay premiums for the last four months.
“We regret to notify that the Commission medical cover offered by Jubilee Insurance has been suspended with effect from 17 October, 2018 due to unavoidable circumstances,” Mr Hassan says.
He further states that those who might require medical attention should hence forth “pay and forward the relevant documents for refund once the cover is opened.”
“Kindly bear with us as we resolve the issues appertaining the suspension as soon as possible,” he further states.
This comes days after the commission’s chairman Wafula Chebukati sacked the CEO Ezra Chiloba who he says did not appear before the disciplinary committee of the Commission, twice.
Chebukati now wants the DPP and EACC to take action against Chiloba over the misappropriation’ of funds following an audit.
According to Chebukati, those “who are involved in any misdeals must be held accountable. Be it any staff or myself, they must be brought to book. Such people do not deserve to be called Kenyans, in fact, they must rot in jail.”
“This is why the CEO was fired and we want to reiterate that as a commission we are not asleep as many have been made to believe. We shall not be distracted. It is true we are not 100 per cent accurate but we shall not just sit as public funds are embezzled,” he said.
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