The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in the Kenya has faced changes in the recent few months after three of the four new commissioners appointed in 2021 resigned last month to avoid facing a tribunal, leaving only Irene Masit to await the tribunal's hearings.
The four petitions were filed before the National Assembly in a bid to seek the ousting of the “Cherera four” who disowned the results of the August 9, 2022 presidential polls, leading to the formation of a tribunal to remove them from office. The four however, were served with good news that despite their resignation, they could still be paid their salaries for the remainder of their six year term.
However, as three of the 'Cherera four' exited the commission, now even the three of its four remaining commissioners are on the exit door it nears the end of a tumultuous six-year term on January 17,2023.
The three includes, Chairman Wafula Chebukati and Commissioners Boya Molu and Abdi Guliye who were appointed in January 2017 alongside four others, who all resigned after the 2017 General Elections.
Expressing his gratitude to the staff, IEBC Commissioner Molu said,“Long journey of six years at IEBC is about to end. Looking forward to a happy exit in the next few days. Thanks to our staff for this wonderful farewell."
As Chebukati now prepares leaving the office on next week,17th January, he is expected to release a post-election evaluation report on the August 9, 2022 General Election, a day before he leaves.
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