It has come to light that the departure of former IEBC vice-chair Juliana Cherera, as well as commissioners Francis Wanderi and Justus Nyang'aya, could cost the public millions of shillings. Despite leaving the IEBC, it is revealed that the three may still receive their salaries for the remaining six years of their term if the previous commission, led by Issack Hassan, was any indication.
In 2016, Issack Hassan, the former chair of the electoral commission, was removed from his position as a result of allegations of corruption, political bias, and incompetence. The former IEBC team, however, was ultimately compelled to resign. The cost of their resignation to the tax payer was Sh315.4 million, according to new information.
This is so that Issack Hassan and the other commissioners would be compensated for the remainder of their tenure in the event that they departed office earlier than expected, as indicated in the condition in their appointment contracts. The commissioners were consequently paid an average of Sh35 million apiece.
The funds were intended as a safety net in case they lost their ability to receive future wages, such as salaries and gratuities. Now it is known that if Cherera and her team had agreed to a condition like the one Isaack Hassan's team did, the three commissioners who rejected Ruto's triumph might have been able to collect more money than Hassan's team did.
Uncertainty exists around whether the Cherera squad had such a plan, according to a local newspaper
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