- Flamboyant city lawyer Donald B Kipkorir has asked IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba to resign before the fresh poll
- NASA Leader Raila Odinga said that they will boycott the repeat elections if they fail to meet NASA's demands
A well-known city lawyer, Donald B Kipkorir has told IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba that he has to resign before NASA Leader Raila Odinga pushes him out.
Raila Odinga demanded that Chiloba should not oversee the presidential repeat election. He also threatened to boycott the October elections if IEBC does not meet NASA demands.
Speaking during a rally in Kibera, Raila insisted that Ezra Chiloba and other officials who were involved in the nullified presidential poll must resign ahead of the fresh vote.
This is what Donald B Kipkorir posted on his Facebook page;
"Prof. JB Ojwang, Justice of the Supreme Court, taught me Constitutional Law at the University of Nairobi, and one of his pet topics was Extra-Constitutional Power. He taught me that power was not derived from the Constitution only; that other persons with charisma derived theirs outside it. You may hate it or disbelief it, but it is undeniable that Baba is the most charismatic leader alive in Kenya (DP is close second). Charisma originates from the Greek word, Khàrisma... gift of grace .. Max Weber, the German Polymath said that Charisma rests on true devotion of the person's followers. Baba derives his power outside the Constitution.
Many times, Baba has said so and so MUST GO, including my Nation's first leader, President Daniel Arap Moi. When he told Issack Hassan, then IEBC Chairman, to go, I advised him to go and he refused. But finally, he left.
The Constitution is very clear: it creates the offices of the IEBC Chairman in particular & the Commissioners generally. The Constitution gives powers to the Commission to conduct Elections. The Secretariat which you head isn't a creature of the Constitution. You and your officers don't have security of tenure. Your employment is subject to The Employment Act. The Chairman has all right to dismiss or suspend you. For now, you may countermand the Chairman orders. But your disobedience of the Chairman is self-serving and short-lived. No other employer will trust you.
But as for Baba's demand that you go, you must go. You may delay. You may prevaricate. But as sure as the sun sets, you will go. So, don't scuttle the Elections of October 17. The Presidential Fresh Elections between Baba and Uhuru Kenyatta will be held when you are gone. Be an honorable man and GO! You will thank me in future."