Chebukati wants Chiloba, Nyabuto out in IEBC purge
Others targeted are Legal and Public Affairs Director Praxedes Tororey, Voter Registration and Electoral Operations Director Immaculate Kassait and ICT Director James Muhati
THE IEBC has approved far-reaching changes to its secretariat, even as the Commission awaits the publication of the full judgment by the Supreme Court repealing President Uhuru Kenyatta’s reelection.
The Commission on Saturday held a daylong crisis meeting and resolved to initiate a radical purge at the secretariat led by Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba before the new presidential election in 60 days.
“Our hands are tied until we see the full judgment by the Supreme Court, but we have agreed on the way forward as part of our contingency plan,” a commissioner at the IEBC told the Star yesterday on condition of anonymity.
“It would be on the basis of that judgment that, of course, the Commission would make longterm internal changes to enhance efficiency in the conduct of the rerun.
“Some people must take responsibility immediately.”
Citing irregularities and illegalities in how the IEBC tallied and reported the August 8 Presidential vote, the Supreme Court on Friday declared the results invalid, null and void, and said a new election must be held within two months.
On Saturday, the electoral bosses endorsed major changes to Operations and the Legal and ICT departments, with heads expected to roll this week.
Chief Justice David Maraga and Attorney General Githu Muigai with IEBC commissioners and CEO Ezra Chiloba after they were sworn-in on January 20