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IEBC now lacks quorum to conduct any business - 12 months ago, 17 Apr 00:12

Geoffrey Mosoku

Following the resignation of three top officials yesterday, the electoral commission does not have the quorum to conduct any business. The exit of Vice Chairperson Connie Maina and commissioners Paul Kurgat and Margaret Mwachanya and last year's resignation of Roselyne Akombe has crippled the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). Matters might be compounded further after politicians demanded that the remaining three officials also leave. They threatened to drag the remaining three officials through a tribunal if they did not leave voluntarily. Among the issues that could be hobbled by the resignations are post-election review, boundary delimitation, approval of the commission's budget, any by-election, and recruitment of senior staff. The infighting at IEBC comes only months after last year's disputed presidential election that the commission oversaw in spite of boardroom wars. Individual glory In a statement, the three commissioners accused the chairman, Wafula Chebukati, of turning the commission into a ...
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