IEBC CEO Chiloba talks after forced leave

IEBC CEO Chiloba talks after forced leave

- in News, Politics

Electoral commission chief executive Ezra Chiloba has questioned the directive by chairman Wafula Chebukati to send him on compulsory leave to allow for an audit of major procurements last year.

On Monday, Mr Chiloba wrote to Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission vice- chairperson Consolata Maina, who is acting in the absence of Mr Chebukati, expressing concern about the manner in which the decision to make him proceed on leave was arrived at.

“As the aggrieved person in this matter, I wish to state that I am not opposed to proceeding on leave. However, you must bear in mind that there are some procedural gaps in that decision leading to injustice and unfairness,” he said in the letter seen by the Informer.

Mr Chiloba said he is in the process of preparing a handover report in compliance with the chairman’s memo and notified Ms Maina that Mr Marjan Hussein, the deputy CEO, would take over in his absence.

The CEO also took issue with the fact that the decision was made by Mr Chebukati and two commissioners and that neither he nor Mr Hussein was in the meeting, “meaning that there was no one to take minutes”.

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