You are here  » Home   » Kenya

Chebukati announces Ezra Chiloba will oversee repeat presidential election

By Waweru Titus | Published Tue, September 12th 2017 at 00:00, Updated September 12th 2017 at 00:28 GMT +3
IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati with CEO Ezra Chiloba flanked by commissioners addressing the press at Great Rift Valley Lodge in Naivasha, Nakuru County on September 11, 2017 after their retreat. Photo:Kipsang Joseph/Standard

Commissioners at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) have resolved to work together to deliver a free, fair and credible repeat presidential election on October 17.

Speaking at a retreat in Naivasha on Monday, IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati indicated that the commission discussed issues that surrounded the August 8 election and will ensure there will be a smooth process on 17th.

Chebukati also revealed that IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba will oversee the project team he appointed last week for the fresh showdown.

Chebukati appointed a seven member team for purposes of the repeat presidential election.

The IEBC team

Project Coordinator: Mr. Marjan Hussein Marjan

Avoid becoming a victim of Fake News. Subscribe to the Standard Group SMS service by texting 'NEWS' to 22840.

Head of Operations: Dr. Sidney Namulungu

Head of Logistics: Ms. Nancy Kariuki

Head of Training: Mr. Bernard Misati Moseti

Head of Legal: Salome Oyugi

Head of ICT: Mr. Albert Gogo under the direct supervision of the National Returning Officer

Head of the National Tallying Centre: Mr. Silas Rotich



Opposition leader Raila Odinga had on Sunday vowed that he would not participate in the election unless Chiloba was sacked and prosecuted.

While addressing Kajiado County residents, he reiterated that he would boycott the polls if drastic changes were not effected in the electoral body.

Accompanied by his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka, Raila maintained that Chiloba and his team must be prosecuted for election malpractices.

"Chiloba team must go home. These were the prime suspects who were involved in the shambolic elections. They should be prosecuted for election offences.

''We are here to thank you for the overwhelming support you gave us during the recent shambolic election that was cancelled by the Supreme Court following major irregularities. However, we still maintain that we are not ready to participate if the people we mentioned are not fired,'' he declared.

On his part, Kalonzo asked voters to turn out in large numbers and vote for the Opposition Chief next month.

Would you like to get published on Standard Media websites? You can now email us breaking news, story ideas, human interest articles or interesting videos on: [email protected]