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Embattled Kenyan Electoral commission CEO takes leave

By Judy Maina, judy.maina@alleastafrica.com

NAIROBI – Mounting pressure has forced the embattled the Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Ezra Chiloba to take a three-week break and will be away during the Thursday’s repeat presidential election.

Daily Nation newspaper quoted sources close to the Commission that Chiloba took a “personal decision to be away in order to build confidence in stakeholders” who had complained about commission officials.

This came after the Commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati insisted that officials mentioned “adversely’’ after the annulled presidential election step aside. He said the election would not be credible with the officials in office.

Chiloba has been under tremendous pressure from the National Super Alliance to resign, accusing him and other officials of mismanaging the annulled August elections.

The opposition leader Raila Odinga has also been calling for street protests to force him out of office.

Chiloba’s decision came days Dr Roselyn Akombe, a commissioner resigned, saying the commission was under siege by the politicians.

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1 comment

rezen Oct 20, 2017 at 10:09 pm

Subject: “Embattled Kenyan Electoral commission CEO takes leave” By Judy Maina, Oct 20, 2017

Commentary, 20 Oct 2017.
Very Interesting! A criminal “takes leave” at the last moment, conveniently disappearing far away in the Western Hemisphere where his Life and monetary collection are well protected.

The re-election of a president in Kenya is only six days away, Thursday, 26 Oct. 2017.

Now, let us be honest. Is it really possible to rectify ALL the so-called ‘problems’ in the so called “Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission” in five days? First of all, the Commission is NOT an “Independent” entity, outside the supervision and control of the Kenyan Government. Second point: It is fair to conclude that the present Leader of Kenya will NEVER entertain the idea of a defeat, peacefully. He will continue to be the President of Kenya, by hook or crook. Even the SPIRIT of Jomo Kenyatta, the successful Leader of the Kenyan Liberation, Independence, Freedom, Justice Movement, could NOT change the mind of the 55-year old Dictator. IT IS THE REALITY OF OUR AFRICA.

CRY, MY BELOVED AFRICA.

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