Chiloba to Chebukati “resign and others will follow suit” Storm is brewing at IEBC Headquarters

Ezra Chiloba, the CEO of IEBC, has told off the Chairman when the latter told him to resign and hand over his office to a team he has selected to oversee the repeat Presidential election which will be held on October 17, 2017.

A storm is brewing at the IEBC’s headquarters as the two are engaged in a fight as who should be held responsible for the mass irregularities which the Supreme court used to annul the victory of President Kenyatta.

Our reliable source at the IEBC told us that everything is not looking good at the trouble ridden Commission because of the fiasco and verbal fights between Chebukati and Chiloba which has made it impossible for the commission to prepare for the October 17 repeat election.

Chiloba was heard telling the Chairman to resign first and all the other Commissioners and Secretariat will follow suit because the Executive authority of the Commission rests squarely at his docket.

The Court ruling did not mention the CEO of IEBC but the Chairman, it was the Chairman who was mentioned not the CEO, therefore Mr. Chebukati should be the person to be held responsible not me said Chiloba.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati has written to the commission’s CEO Ezra Chiloba demanding tough answers on what went wrong with the August 8 presidential election. A leaked memo from the chair demanded a raft of explanations, including why the chair’s password was used to access the results transmission system. Chebukati also wants to know why satellite phones bought for Sh848 million by the commission were not used to relay data from polling stations as it was supposed to be.

A leaked memo from the chair demanded a raft of explanations, including why the chair’s password was used to access the results transmission system whereby almost 10,000 entries were made with his password without his knowledge.

Chebukati also wants to know why satellite phones bought for Sh848 million by the commission were not used to relay data from polling stations as it was supposed to be.

Chebukati’s memo, which is dated September 5, details numerous failures by the secretariat that formed a key part of the Supreme Court proceedings.

The chair also wants an explanation as to why the Kenya Integrated Elections Management System (KIEMS) kits used in the election were not locked to specific locations as it had been agreed. The IEBC chairman also raised questions why some forms used in the election did not have security features as agreed between IEBC and the printer, Al Ghurair of Dubai.

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