Chebukati, Guliye, Molu To Appear Before Committee

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The National Assembly’s Justice and Legal Affairs Committee will Wednesday meet embattled Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati and the remaining two commissioners, Prof Abdi Guliye and Boya Molu.

The three IEBC officials are expected to appear before the committee at 10am and explain in detail the problems rocking the agency and the measures they have taken to address the issues.

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Some legislators have already publicly asked Mr Chebukati, Prof Guliye and Mr Molu to resign.

Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen threatened that, unless the trio resign, a tribunal will be formed to investigate their conduct and possibly recommend their sacking to President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The committee summoned the trio over the controversy surrounding the commission following the unprecedented resignations of vice-chairperson Connie Nkatha and commissioners Dr Paul Kurgat and Margaret Mwachanya earlier this week.Chebukati

The three quit after the commission’s CEO Ezra Chiloba was sent on a three-month compulsory leave.

Mr Chiloba challenged the decision at the Labour court reigniting the behind the scene wrangles in the commission.

The agency has been experiencing turbulence since the 2017 General Election.

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Signs were clear that all was not well at the IEBC, when former commissioner Roselyn Akombe fled to the United States and resigned when the country was about to go to the polls for the repeat presidential election.

The National Assembly is faced with the task of developing legal framework to address the current lack of necessary laws that will guide recruitment of new commissioners to replace those who resigned.

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