Chebukati: Why commissioners cannot resume their positions
SEE ALSO :Group eyes IEBC law on hiring top chiefMs Maina and Ms Mwachanya resumed duty by taking advantage of a High Court ruling, obiter dictum, which stipulated that they did not follow the due process in resignation. Justice Wilfrida Okwany asserted that what the trio did was just tender resignation via the press, and that they did not notify the appointing authority. To this regard, Justice Okwany’s ruling in petition No 212 2018 was that the three are valid IEBC commissioners who should undertake the duties. Chebukati plays hard ball “IEBC does not have offices for former commissioners. You cannot come here and say I am a former commissioner, give me space to work from here. As far as we are concerned, they are not supposed to be working from here, this has to be made very clear to the country,” said Chebukati while addressing the press at IEBC offices at Anniversary Towers, Nairobi.
SEE ALSO :Quest to pick Chiloba successor haltedThe commissioners resigned on April 16, 2018 citing incompetence of the chair of the commission Wafula Chebukati. They even pegged their decision on the premise that they had no faith in Chebukati’s leadership.
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