Why Chebukati suspended IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba
Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati has suspended the commission’s CEO Ezra Chiloba.
Chiloba has been sent on three-month compulsory.
IEBC Communication Manager Andrew Limo confirmed to Standard Digital that Chiloba was served with the leave notice over ‘procurement issues’.
“I can confirm the CEO has been suspended, though I do not have the letter in my possession,” he told Standard Digital on phone.
Mr Limo also added that Chiloba was due for investigations.
Standard Digital’s effort to get Chiloba’s comment on the matter were futile.
In October 2017, Chiloba bowed to pressure and took a three week break during the repeat presidential elections.
He had been under tremendous pressure from the National Super Alliance (NASA) to resign, with Raila Odinga calling for street protests to force him and other officials out of office.
Raila and other NASA leaders accused them of mismanaging the August 8, 2017 elections that would be nullified by the Supreme Court.
At the time, Chiloba’s decision to go on leave exposed cracks within the poll commission with some backing the calls for his resignation