I only learnt through media of resignation of commissioners- Chepukati

IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati,he has termed the allegations by DP Ruto Baseless

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,16TH APRIL 2018-IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati says he only came to understand of  resignation of his commissioners through media.In statement sent to newsrooms on Monday Mr Chebukati, said commissioners Connie Maina, Margaret Mwachanya and Paul Kurgat did not inform him of their walk-out.

“I learnt from media reports that three of my commissioners have resigned today. I am yet to receive communication on the matter,” Mr Chebukati said.

“The commission will give a comprehensive statement at an appropriate time.”

Commissioners of independent commissions, including the electoral agency, are deemed to resigned if they communicate it in writing to the president.

“The office of a member of the commission shall become vacant if the holder resigns from office by notice in writing addressed to the President,” Section 7 (a) of the IEBC Act says.

The commissioners announced their resignation on Monday morning, saying they have no faith in Mr Chebukati and his leadership.

Under Mr Chebukati’s leadership, they said, “the commission boardroom has become a venue for peddling misinformation, grounds for brewing mistrust, and a space for scrambling for and chasing individual glory and credit.”


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