Why IEBC sacked Ezra Chiloba

Suspended Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba dramatically announced his own firing on Friday night following protracted wrangles between him and the commission.

In a social media post titled “announcing my firing”, Chiloba said he received the termination letter on Friday but complained that the process was predetermined and unfair.

The decision was made on Thursday evening after a defiant Chiloba snubbed summons to appear before a disciplinary hearing of the commission relating to post-election spending audit.

Chiloba had objected to appearing before the committee, insisting on being given access to defence documentation left in his office following his suspension several months ago.

“My employment with the IEBC has officially been terminated. This does not come as a surprise to Kenyans who have been monitoring the events at the IEBC in the last six months.

The outcome was already predetermined and the process was a mere formality,” he said.