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Wafula Chebukati’s tenure marked by infighting - 12 months ago, 16 Apr 21:55

Patrick Lang'at

Wafula Wanyonyi Chebukati has been leading a divided Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission but lives in denial even if his body language at public appearances contradicts him.

His troubles at IEBC were unmasked by former commissioner Roselyne Akombe, who gave a peek into boardroom wars, where some commissioners attended plenary meetings ready to veto Mr Chebukati’s proposals even before they could be discussed.

But he put on a brave face to assert himself as the only centre of power, raffling feathers in IEBC, where tradition required him to chair meetings and announce presidential poll results as presented to him by the secretariat.

He fired the first shot in an internal memo that was later leaked, asking chief executive officer Ezra Chiloba to provide answers to a raft of questions regarding factors that were cited in the first presidential poll case, which left the commission with egg on its ...
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