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IEBC crippled as three more commissioners step down - 12 months ago, 16 Apr 17:32

George Omondi

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) now lacks the quorum to make key decisions after three more commissioners resigned, increasing chaos at the electoral agency.
Vice-chairperson Connie Nkatha Maina, Margaret Mwachanya and Paul Kurgat announced their exit citing lack of confidence in the IEBC.

The resignations leave only two commissioners — Abdi Yakub Guliye and Boya Molu — and chairman Wafula Chebukati. Last week the commission sent chief executive Ezra Chiloba on three months compulsory leave pending an audit on procurement matters.

Ms Maina, Ms Mwachanya and Mr Kurgat announced their exit citing lack of confidence in Mr Chebukati.

This has left the commission with three members, short of the five it requires for major decisions at the agency that is preparing to conduct a second review of constituency and ward boundaries ahead of the 2022 General Election.

Early this month, the High Court nullified last year’s legal changes which allowed a ...
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