IEBC commissioner blocked from leaving for US

It is not clear why the commissioner was blocked at JKIA last night

Unconfirmed reports indicate that Roselyn Akombe, an IEBC commissioner, failed to produce clearance from Head of Public Service Mr Joseph Kinyua.

The commissioner, Dr Roselyne Akombe was en route to New York on Tuesday night when she was ordered out of her plane reportedly on instructions of State security.

It is expected that many of the IEBC commissioners would be taking a break from a week-long daunting task of collating, tallying and announcing results for the general elections last week.

The former Education student at the University of Nairobi (UoN) was forced to wait until Wednesday to proceed with the processing of her journey.

On its part, the IEBC, on Wednesday through a tweet said that the commissioner was headed to the US for an official meeting.

"Dr Akombe who is traveling to US for an official meeting was delayed at JKIA by officials who have since apologized. She returns on Sunday," IEBC said on Twitter.

The Nation on Wednesday reported that some State operatives feared that Dr Akombe, who reportedly holds both Kenyan and US passports was fleeing from Kenya. It is, however, not clear why she might be fleeing.

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