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Tuesday, 28 June 2016
IEBC CEO indicted in a major KSh 258 million malpractice
– IEBC top-tier officials have considered quitting office before multiple probes into the commission begins
– Part of the officials have been linked to graft in a damning report tabled before the Parliamentary accounts Committee (PAC)
– The commision’s CEO Ezra Chiloba has been accused of a KSh 258 million over-payment to a contact who cannot be identified
Senior officials at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) , according to reports, have been holding closed door meetings in a bid to weigh their options before they are bundled out of office.
The government and the opposition has fashioned a joint committee that will aid in coming solving the IEBC stalemate that had thrown the country in chaos the past months.
In view of the new officials who will be chosen, vetted and scrutinized before assuming duty ahead of the 2017 General Election- the current crop of officials according to an insider,is considering quitting office before multiple probes into IEBC commences.
The decision to quit has been occasioned by a report tabled before the National Assembly Public Accounts committee (PAC) in which the IEBC has been accused of major procurement malpractices.
The officials in the light of the damning report which would have far reaching implications on their careers consider resignation from office as a possible
“The commissioners have written individual letters to the President indicating their willingness to leave office. They argue that they no longer want to drag their names in mud,” said a well-placed source in the commission according to Standard.
The letters according to the standard, have not been shared with anyone from the office.
The recent changes in IEBC come after the Coalitions For Reforms and Democracy (CORD) called for the disbandment of the commission on the grounds that the current crop was not capable of holding a fair election in 2017.