I have much peace in the village - suspended Chiloba speaks out

The CEO was suspended by Chebukati.

Mr Chiloba, who was suspended at the Commission nearly two weeks ago, told the on Tuesday that he was busy on his farm, avoiding the ‘noise out there’ even as calls for him to resign from the Commission gain momentum.

“Don’t think Chiloba is idle. I’m busy in the village. I have much peace here. I am so tired of the noises out there. My target is to transform this piece of land into something more productive,” Chiloba who was pictured in with a told the paper.

The sentiments from Chiloba come even as the Commission’s chairman Mr Wafula Chebukati maintained the suspension of the CEO was in good faith.

In reply to a case filed by Mr Chiloba, Mr Chebukati said the decision to send Mr Chiloba on compulsory leave was to enable the commission undertake a comprehensive audit of all the major procurements relating to the 2017 General Election and repeat poll, which was held on October 26.

Mr Chebukati argued that investigation can go either way and “it would beat logic to have an employee heard over issues that are not yet known.” He wants the court to dismiss the case.

In a case filed last week, Mr Chiloba accuses Mr Chebukati for allegedly orchestrating his removal.

In his affidavit, Mr Chiloba claims that he and Mr Chebukati have had differences on issues such as assignment of duties to staff, the procurement of the Kiems kits and ballot papers, in addition to the way last year’s presidential elections was conducted.

On Monday, Chebukati was hit by a fake news claiming that he had written to President Uhuru Kenyatta n his resignation.

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