Embattled IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba fired

Written By: Mary Daraja

IEBC Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba
The position fell vacant after former CEO Ezra Chiloba was sacked

The Chief Executive officer of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Ezra Chiloba has been fired.

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Chiloba who was suspended six months ago announced his sacking on his twitter handle saying it was expected.

In a letter on his twitter account, Chiloba said he received his termination letter Friday evening.

He says his letter states that his employment was terminated after he failed to appear before the electoral body’s disciplinary committee.

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He defends his failure to appear saying he was away attending classes at the University of Oxford where he is pursuing his master’s degree programme.

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He claims that the decision to sack him was pre-determined and the meetings were mere formality.

“This does not come as a surprise to Kenyans who have been monitoring the events at the IEBC in the last six months. The outcome was already predetermined and the process was a mere formality.”

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He alleges that his sacking brings to focus the major governance crisis at IEBC, which must be addressed before the next office holder.

“My employment termination should not be seen as an issue of my person but that of the holder of the office” said Chiloba.

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IEBC communication Manager Andrew Limo confirmed Chiloba’s sacking.

Chiloba was suspended  to pave way for the comprehensive audit of all major procurements relating to the August 8, 2017 general election as well as the fresh elections held on October 26, 2017.

Chiloba went to court to lift his suspension but the commission Chair Wafula Chebukati stood his ground.



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