3 IEBC commissioners resign amid growing tension

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Three of the seven IEBC commissioners on Monday Stepped down from their duties citing the failure of chairperson Wafula Chebukati to lead the commission as required by law.

The three commissioners led by the Vice-chair of IEBC Connie Maina handed in a joint resignation letter,in which they accused Chebukati of turning the commission boardroom into a venue for peddling misinformation, grounds for brewing mistrust and a a space for scrambling for and chasing individual glory. Commissioners Paul Kurgat, and Margaret Mwachanya are the other two commissioners who have voluntarily stepped down from their duties.

“Chair versus CEO failure is considered as a failure of the entire commission, the institution has continued to be dysfunctional due to the arbitrary decisions without consulting and leaking of internal information to the public,” Mwachanya said.

The electoral body has in the recent past been the talk in town due to a rising internal tension after the sending of CEO Ezra Chiloba to a compulsory three-month leave,a move that has reportedly led to the fallout of the six commissioners. The letter reads as follows:

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