392 total views, 1 views today
BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,14TH JUNE 2018-Embattled Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission CEO Ezra Chiloba can now breath easy after the court overturned a decision by the chair Wafula Chebukati to send him on a six month compulsory leave to pave way for internal audit.
The Employment and Labour Relations on Thursday quashed the April 6 decision saying it did not comply with the IEBC Act.
The judge found that IEBC had other contractual options available to them before making the move but it did not consider them.
“In my view the compulsory leave was tantamount to removing him from office without complying with the IEBC Act,” he ruled.
Chairman Wafula Chebukati had defended the move insisting that sending Chiloba on leave was necessary to carry out comprehensive investigations into procurement related to last year’s General Election.
He argued that the decision was made in good faith to enable the commission audit all major purchases made.