– Junet Mohamed claims IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati will fire his CEO Ezra Chiloba this weekend
– Other reports have it that Chiloba decided on taking a three-week leave to give credibility to the October 26 poll
– NASA has been demanding for the sacking of Chiloba, claiming he was used to manipulate the August poll in favour of President Uhuru
Suna East Member of Parliament, Junet Mohammed who is also the ODM Director of Elections, went on record to state that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission is about to make major changes to its staffs with just five days to the repeat presidential election.
This weekend chebukati is firing chiloba & co and parade all the commissioners behind him and says it’s unanimous decision.
— Hon. Junet Mohamed (@JunetMohamed) October 19, 2017
Taking to social media on Thursday, October 19, Junet said that Chairman Wafula Chebukati intends on firing his CEO Ezra Chiloba and a number of other officials on the weekend of Saturday, October 21.
However, according to another report by Daily Nation on Friday, October 20, Chiloba “personally decided to take a three-week leave before, during and after the October 26 poll in order to build confidence in stakeholders”.
Talks of Chiloba’s exit from the IEBC -whether temporary or permanent- begun when former commissioner Roselyn Akombe claimed that the IEBC had asked Chiloba to go on annual leave but he refused.
Speaking to KTN News hours after tendering her resignation letter, Akombe revealed some of the private dealings of the IEBC to the public.
“We asked Chiloba to go on annual leave, not quit but he refused so that he can pave way for Kenyans to have confidence in the system. What is so important that could not leave to allow the process to be seen as credible,” said Akombe as quoted in prior KDRTV.com reports.
Another past KDRTV.com report had it that Chiloba said he was not going to resign to the chagrin of the National Super Alliance who had been demonstrating, calling for his ousting for about one and a half months now.
“I have work to do and I will stick around until that work is accomplished. I have a responsibility before me and I have to discharge that responsibility,” said Chiloba on Tuesday, September 26.
Following an IEBC retreat, Chebukati appointed Chiloba to oversee the repeat election, only for the latter to be removed from his position as Chebukati named a new team to oversee the election. Chiloba was not named in the new team.
NASA has been agitating for Chiloba’s ousting, claiming he and a number of other Secretariat officials were used to manipulate the August 8 presidential election in favour of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
One of NASA’s demands to the IEBC was that Chiloba be fired, failure to which there will be no election in Kenya on October 26. Read more: