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Ezra Chiloba finally bows out of October 26th repeat presidential election


IEBC Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ezra Chiloba will not be part of October 26th repeat presidential election. The embattled CEO was the reason why Nasa boycotted the repeat election.

Daily Nation reports that Chiloba took a personal decision to be away in order to build confidence in stakeholders who had complained about commission officials.

Chiloba will take a three-week break and will be away during Thursday’s repeat presidential election. Chiloba’s exit however did little to convince critics who say that the rigging system has already been put in place even in Chiloba’s absence.

IEBC Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ezra Chiloba
IEBC Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ezra Chiloba. Photo/Courtesy

Nasa protests were organized with the intention of forcing Chiloba out of office. The coalition accusing them of mismanaging the August 8 election in which Uhuru Kenyatta was announced the winner.

Chiloba’s three-week break  comes after former IEBC commissioner Roselyn Akombe resigned and revealed that IEBC was incapable of delivering free, fair and credible elections.

Akombe’s statement was also echoed by IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati who also said IEBC as it is currently constituted was incapable of delivering credible elections on October 26th.




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