Ezra Chiloba, the embattled CEO of the Kenya’s election agency, has won the first round of his battle against suspension.
The Employment and Labour Relations Court on Thursday allowed Mr Chiloba to resume work as it determines the case he filed against chairman Wafula Chebulati and the commission.
In his ruling, Justice Stephen Radido said the decision to send Mr Chiloba on leave pending an audit did not have contractual obligation.
According to the judge, it would not be proportionate and in public interest to uphold the decision by IEBC because the decision had no contractual or legal foundation.
The Judge said being a constitutional organ, IEBC should uphold the highest standards in its operations.
He filed the case after Mr Chebukati suspended him for three months to create room for scrutiny of unspecified “procurement issues” at the commission.