A defiant Wafula Chebukati has vowed to stay put at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), accusing the three commissioners who quit on Monday of being unable to accommodate divergent views.
In a three-page statement, Mr Chebukati said that all was well at the commission despite the quitting of Connie Nkatha Maina (vice-chair), Dr Paul Kurgat, and Ms Margaret Mwachanya.
“The commission assures the public that its operations are on course and we remain focused on delivering our constitutional mandate,” Mr Chebukati said in a statement.
“As the chairman, I am committed to the course of transforming the country’s electoral management body to make it more responsive and professional.”
The embattled IEBC chair said the Nkatha trio had not resigned out of principle, but “the real reason for their resignation is the plenary decision to hold commission secretary (Ezra Chiloba) to account.”