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Chiloba responds to Chebukati's show-cause memo and project team for fresh polls

September 10, 2017 3:56 AM
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Chiloba responds to Chebukati's show-cause memo and project team for fresh polls

IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba has finally spoken about the leaked memo which Chairman Wafula Chebukati wrote to him demanding answers on the bungled election.

Chiloba has also opened up on the project team that Chebukati appointed to be in charge of the repeat polls scheduled for October 17.

On the memo, Chiloba admitted Chebukati wrote it and said as the commission secretariat, they are looking at the issues raised by the chairman and will respond appropriately.

"We will provide proper answers and explanations on the same. The commissioners have issued a response with regard to this memo and I don’t think it should now be a big deal for now," Chiloba said as quoted by East African newspaper.

He seemed to bank on the division that the memo apparently caused within the commission as some commissioners dismissed it on grounds that they were not consulted.

"We’ve always run our major operations under project teams, including voter registration, education, tallying centre management and such. This isn’t a new idea, but how we operate within IEBC. What the chair was demonstrating to the country is that we are getting ready for the elections and this is how we operate," he told the paper.

The embattled CEO dismissed claims that he has been asked to resign from the commission but said he will do so if found guilty in the bungled polls.

Chiloba has come under increased pressure from the opposition NASA to leave office as they believe he was responsible in the irregularities and illegalities that saw the Supreme Court nullify President Uhuru Kenyatta's win.


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