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Breaking: More tension in IEBC as 3 commissioners resign

Risper Tenai
IEBC Commisioners address the press. [Photo/Daily Nation]

Three IEBC commissioners have resigned faulting their chairman Mr Wafula Chebukati for failing to lead the commission.

The Vice-chair of IEBC Connie Maina, Paul Kurgat, and Margaret Mwachanya are the three commissioners who have thrown in the towel.

The unexpected resignation of the three commissioners comes in on the day that Chebukati had set a crisis meeting with his team to establish solutions to the issues facing the IEBC in recent days.

"Chair versus CEO failure is considered as a failure of the entire commission, the institution has continued to be dysfunctional due to the arbitrary decisions without consulting and leaking of internal information to the public," said Mwachanya.

"For far too long the commission chair has failed to be a stable hand," she added.

According to Mwachanya who spoke on the behalf of the other two commissioners, the faulted Chebukati of poor leadership.

In recent days the electoral body has been facing internal tension after the sending of CEO Ezra Chiloba to a compulsory three months leave leading to break out among the commissioners.

Below is the full letter by the three commissioners.

Kenyans react!

Chebukati, Molu & Guliye MUST resign from IEBC within the next 7 days or we form a Tribunal to investigate them.— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H (@kipmurkomen) April 16, 2018.

All IEBC commissioners to go as I said. Only one will be appointed at the commission. That's what I told you some time back. Next is that the police bosses will go.— Robert ALAI, HSC (@RobertAlai) April 16, 2018.

Mama has given a signal on IEBC.— Nelson Havi (@NelsonHavi) April 16, 2018.

Yes the IEBC is finally disintegrating. Nobody shud mourn this development. The Commission let the country down. The chicken have come home to roost.— Edward Kisiang'ani (@ekisiangani) April 16, 2018.

Ma' Mama in there beautiful outfits in Sarova they are now here resigning after failing to open the IEBC servers.. SELL OUTS! we are waiting for your signal Mama on how we will treat them..— Amakanji Thomas (@AmakanjiThomas) April 16, 2018.

Whatever is happening at IEBC is going according to a well written script. There's was to deliver the sham election then leave enmass once their fellows are in office. Also the main problem at IEBC is the Secretariat that works at the whim of the Executive.— Ike Kenneth (@IkeOjuok) April 16, 2018.

The Ruto wing of IEBC has quit simply Ruto wants Chiloba back by all means. It is either Chiloba is reinstated or the entire commission goes down. Savage I must say.— Norman Magaya (@amugira) April 16, 2018.

IEBC commissioners resignation points to a clean up of the electoral body (removing the undesirables). We are now truly, steadily, and firmly staring on a PLEBISCITE.— James Smart (@jamessmat) April 16, 2018.

Wafula Chebukati was never given a chance to exercise his mandate as Chairman Of IEBC ... He was undermined throughout by the CEO, the Vice Chair & Cohorts ... I advise Chebukati to stay put & serve the balance of his mandate.— Donald B Kipkorir (@DonaldBKipkorir) April 16, 2018.

As Ruto is furious over the referendum that is underway and which is meant to include Raila Odinga the people's president his only hope at IEBC has tendered his resignation.All this crooks must be taken through public inquest and hanged at a national stadium— Erick Atitwa (@AtitwaGmail) April 16, 2018.

Resigning should not sanitize criminal IEBC commissioners like Connie Maina & Paul Kurgat. It is clear they had their job cut out, to coronet Uhuru Kenyatta and leave. They must pay for their criminal activities at IEBC. They must tell us who killed Msando!— Musamali ❄ (@austinmusamali) April 16, 2018.

The IEBC goons who bungled election of 2017 August are now tendering their resignations several months after patriots have been murdered.This is the best time to shove them in courts and jail them for commission of atrocities on Kenyan citizenry— Erick Atitwa (@AtitwaGmail) April 16, 2018.

The forces that be kept IEBC intact till they cooked figures for them.Now that the executive is in office, the first order of business is to cook IEBC and its office bearers.Chiloba & Chebukati will be fried sooner than later. Watch out for #IEBCDisbanded— A Karani Onsomu (@erwoti) April 16, 2018.

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