Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ezra Chiloba has stood his ground amidst pressure, insisting that he will step down as IEBC CEO.
Speaking to KTN News’ Sophia Wanuna, Chiloba said that they will have to change the manner in which results were transmitted In the August 8thpoll, after the Supreme Court nullified the presidential election results.
He said that he still has a responsibility of overseeing the preparation of the October 26th poll, streamlining processes in the Commission.
He welcomed the UNDP in overseeing the printing process, saying Dubai-based firm Al Ghurair will still print the required ballot papers.
NASA vowed to remove Chiloba and other IEBC officials from office and would not go into another election with him as the CEO.
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Kenyans took to social media to react to Chiloba's message:
If I were IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba I would have resigned like yesterday,4 the sake of his kids and great grand kids from curse n cries of pple— @Sen. Busolo_Aggrey (@BusoloAggrey) September 26, 2017
now that you want "IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba" gone, whom do you want to replace him with????— Samwel Kariuki (@sammykyryu) September 26, 2017
Raila Odinga has launched private prosecution against IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba, Safaricom, Igad, Election Observers, and everyone agsinst him— Gitau (@ItsGitau) September 26, 2017
IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba says he will not resign in the wake of NASA protests.Who said "i'll rather die than resign".Do you remember that man.— Jack Eric Okok (@jackokab) September 26, 2017
Ama unaju uko 70 yrs and above, please go home and rest and allow the below 40s to show how capable they are "IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba"— Samwel Kariuki (@sammykyryu) September 26, 2017
"IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba" has a right like any other Kenyan. why haven't we given him a chance to explain himself?— Ordinary Kenyan (@Rightfullkenyan) September 26, 2017
IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba kaa ngumu usitishwe na mtu we are behind you— Joseph mogul (@JosephMuikia) September 26, 2017