IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati has defended his decision to send CEO Ezra Chiloba on compulsory leave.
In a statement, the poll agency boss said the decision was made by majority of the commissioners.
“The commissions’ plenary meeting held on April 6 received and discussed an audit report on some procurement matters,” he said via twitter.
“Subsequently, it was decided through a majority voting to expand audit scope and that the CEO proceeds on compulsory leave for three months.”
Chebukati said the leave of absence will enable a comprehensive audit of issues that have arisen in the procurement department.
“It is important to note that in making the decision to carry out a comprehensive audit, the Commission is performing its oversight role to safeguard public resources,” he said.
Chebukati has previously raised questions regarding a number of technology-related procurements.