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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,4TH SEPT 2018-Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati has been sued over his refusal to allow three resigned commissioners back to their offices.Two lobby groups International Human Rights Defenders and Carewell Society accuses Chebukati of acting beyond his powers in denying access to the three who resigned in April.
According to the NGOs, commissioners Connie Maina, Paul Kurgat and Margaret Mwanchama whose term is six years can only be removed from office in accordance with the Constitution.
In their court papers, the petitioners argue that Chebukati is not the employer of the commissioners and physically ejecting them from office compromises public interest in favour of personal interest.
They now want Chebukati compelled to allow the commissioners access to the offices pending determination of the case.
Drama unfolded at the commission’s offices at the anniversary towers in Nairobi last week when commissioners turned up at the offices only to be locked out by Chebukati.