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Chebukati summoned hours after resignation of three commissioners

Oketch Joel
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IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati.[Photo/Nation]

IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati has been summoned by Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

Chebukati is set to appear before the team on Monday to provide it with a copy of the internal audit report into queries raised after the 2017 General Election.

PAC Chairman Opiyo Wandayi (Ugunja) said Chebukati has until Monday to respond.

“Now because this document has come out of the blues, we are duty bound to have a look at it and see if it will enrich our understanding of the issues surrounding those two financial year accounts.We have decided as a committee here today to invite the IEBC Chairman Mr Wafula Chebukati and he should come along with that document. We don’t know what to call it but (it’s) that document he has been relying on to effect several changes at Commission. We shall be seeking to examine him on the contents of that document,” he said.

Wandayi he urged the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee – which is mandated with over sighting governance, justice and legislative sector agencies – to probe the cause of the fallout within the IEBC.

“We have also noted with concern that with the current happenings at the IEBC. We are not sure whether they are in proper position to continue with its activities in a manner expected of it by the Constitution and the public,” he noted.

On Monday IEBC Vice-chairperson Connie Maina led Commissioners Paul Kurgat and Margaret Mwachanya in resigning from the commission on the grounds that they had lost trust in Chebukati.

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