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IEBC Big win for Ezra Chiloba after Today's Court Ruling

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Chiloba was sent on a three-month compulsory leave in April.

IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba. He has received a major boost after the Employment and Labour Relations Court on Thursday allowed him to go back to work. play IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba. He has received a major boost after the Employment and Labour Relations Court on Thursday allowed him to go back to work. (Twitter)

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission CEO Ezra Chiloba has received a major boost after the Employment and Labour Relations Court on Thursday allowed him to go back to work.

The court ruled Chiloba is free to resume his position at Anniversary Towers pending the hearing and determination of an application he filed challenging the decision that ordered him to go on compulsory leave.

Chiloba was sent on a three-month compulsory leave in April to make way for an audit at the commission.

play IEBC CEO Wafula Chebukati (left) with Chairman Ezra Chiloba. Chiloba has received a major boost after the Employment and Labour Relations Court on Thursday allowed him to go back to work. (The Star)

Audit report

“The commission’s plenary meeting held on Friday April 6 received and discussed an audit report on some procurement matters. Subsequently, it was decided through a majority voting to expand audit scope  and that the CEO proceeds on compulsory leave for a period of three months to enable conclusion of the audit, IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati stated.\

Chiloba challenged the decision in court terming the move as wrong as he was not given a chance to defend himself. 

In his ruling on Thursday, Justice Stephen Radido said: "In the view of the court, it would not be proportionate and in public interest to uphold a decision taken without legal or contractual foundation by an employer."=]

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