Kenya Electoral Body in Turmoil After 3 Commissioners Resign

Kenya Electoral Body in Turmoil After 3 Commissioners Resign

Weighing in on the resignation of Nkatha, Kurgat, and Mwachanya, Kieni lawmaker Kanini Kega while addressing the press in Nyeri on Monday asked Chebukati to resign on grounds that he was incompetent.

Cootow and Associates, founded by Mr Chebukati in February 2006, has represented the Independent Electoral and Boundaries (IEBC) in at least six election petitions.

The three further faulted the manner in which decisions were being made at the commission including the recent move to send IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba on a three-month compulsory leave.

Mwachanya blames politicians for the commission's woes. It is either Chiloba is reinstated or the entire commission goes down.

The three commissioners told a news conference on Monday morning that Chebukati had failed to provide leadership in the commission while accusing him of being antagonistic.

Orengo noted Kenya will experience both political and constitutional crisis should the commission's Chairperson Wafula Chebukati not resign.Photo: James Orengo/Twitter.

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Ideally, the commission as constituted can not transact businesses following exit of Consolatta Nkatha, Paul Kurgat and Margaret Mwachanya.

"The Commission Chairperson has failed to be the steady and stable hand that steers the ship in hard times and give direction when needed. Consequently we regret to announce our resignation from the commission with immediate effect", they said.

With the three commissioners resigning and another fleeing the country a year ago, the two remaining commissioners and Chebukati will be unable to make decisions.

Kenya's Supreme Court nullified the presidential election last August, saying the electoral commission did not follow the constitution and the law.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga pulled out of the presidential election rerun saying he had no faith in the commission's ability to conduct a free and fair election.

The resignation of the three leaves the commission technically dysfunctional with only Chebukati, and Commissioners Boya Molu and Abdi Guliye remaining put.

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