Wafula Chebukati Why the 3 Commissioners resigned - Chebukati

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Three IEBC Commissioners resigned on Monday including the vice Chair

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati who has revealed why 3 Commissioners resigned play IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati who has revealed why 3 Commissioners resigned (Courtesy)

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati has revealed the reason why the three IEBC Commissioners resigned on Monday.

In a statement to Newsrooms, Chebukati disclosed that the real reason for the resignation was the decision to hold the Commission Secretary Ezra Chiloba to account.

Chebukati said that the Commissioners had a chance to raise any issues with the decision to send home the IEBC Chief Executive but they did not and that their actions demonstrated their inability to lead in difficult times.

“The real reason for their resignation, is the plenary resolution to hold the Commission Secretary to account. The resigning Commissioners had a chance through a crisis meeting held in Naivasha on 13 April, 2018 to air their grievances – which they did not. They would also have introduced a motion to ask the Commission Chair to review the plenary decision. Their action demonstrates lack of capacity to lead in difficult times and accommodate divergent views.” Read the statement signed by IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati.

He further noted that it was not the first time the Commissioners had expressed divergent views on their board meetings and they had to put their motions to vote.

“The Commission plenary has in eight other instances put various motions to a vote. Even as Chairman I have lost some matters, which motions have nonetheless remained Commission resolutions,” he said.

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