MP calls on IEBC Chair Chebukati to resign

Written By: Hunja Macharia
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Mwingi central MP Gideon Mulyungi has lauded the three IEBC commissioners who resigned on Monday saying its was a bold move to make.

The legislator now wants IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati to resign as well to pave way for lasting reforms in the commission.

Dr Mulyungi said the decision by the commissioners to quit gives credence to the concerns raised by NASA during and after the 2017 August general election.

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He says Chebukati as well as other commissioners still in office should be bold enough to resign saying the Commission has lost trust and public goodwill.

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Mulyungi said the national assembly is ready to undertake the necessary legislative process and ensure a new body is in place before the 2022 general elections.

He warned that if they fail to resign, Parliament pursue other constitutional means to disband the commission.

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On Monday, three IEBC Commissioners Vice Chair Consolata Nkatha Maina, Margaret Mwachanya and Paul Kurgat announced their immediate resignation saying they have lost confidence in the Chairman.

The commission is now crippled as it lacks the quorum of five commissioners to transact business as required by law.

Only three commissioners among them the Chairman Chebukati are in office following the earlier resignation of Commissioner Roselyn Akombe.

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The development comes after Chebukati sent CEO Ezra Chiloba on compulsory leave even as the Commissioners claimed they were not consulted.

In a brief statement however Chebukati said he learnt of the resignations from the media saying he had not formally received their resignations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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