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IEBC kicks off search for Chiloba's replacement

Who will be the new IEBC CEO

IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati with Commissioners Abdi Guliye and Boya Molu

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has announced the search for a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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Candidates fitting the requirements were advised to apply for the position before January 31.

This comes barely 3 months after Ezra Chiloba announced his firing citing wrangles with the commissioners at the electoral agency.

Conflict

Chiloba said he received the termination letter yesterday but complained that the process was predetermined and unfair.

A statement from Chiloba read: “My employment with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has officially been terminated." 

He added: "This does not come as a surprise to Kenyans who have been monitoring the events at the IEBC in the last six months."

Ignoring summons

Chiloba had been accused by IEBC commissioners of ignoring the summons to appear before a disciplinary hearing relating to the 2018 election audit.

In his defense, Chiloba said he was first invited to appear before the commission but he was attending classes at the University of Oxford.

He further noted that he had communicated to IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati claiming that his firing was a plan that had been orchestrated.

His recollection of events that led to his firing was disputed by Mr Chebukati who maintained that Chiloba had been given a fair hearing.

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