Lobby groups sue Chebukati over his defiance on re-admitting back resigned commissioners

Lobby groups sue Chebukati over his defiance on re-admitting back resigned commissioners

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.

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