Chebukati faces jail in Chiloba contempt suit - 7 months ago, 12 July 19:00

By: Sam Kiplagat

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati and two other commissioners risk jail for disobeying a court order directing them to reinstate suspended chief executive Ezra Chiloba.

Justice Stephen Radido wants Mr Chebukati and commissioners Abdi Yakub Guliye and Mr Boya Molu to show why contempt proceedings should not be commenced against them.

The three are running a shell of what was a seven-commissioner agency that delivered a botched General Election, stretching from August to December last year. Mr Chiloba was suspended in the ensuing fallout among IEBC’s top officials.

Through lawyer Andrew Wandabwa, Mr Chiloba said he was yet to resume his duties, despite the court order.

He accused Mr Chebukati of orchestrating his removal because of differences on issues such as assignment of duties to staff, the procurement of the poll kits and ballot papers, in addition to the manner in which last year’s presidential elections were conducted.

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