Connie Maina, Margaret Mwachanya and Paul Kurgat resign from IEBC

IEBC commissioners Paul Kurgat (left), Margaret Mwachanya (centre) and Connie Maina at Stanley Hotel in Nairobi on April 16, 2018 where they announced their resignation from the commission. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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  • Under Mr Chebukati’s leadership, they said, “the commission boardroom has become a venue for peddling misinformation, grounds for brewing mistrust, and a space for scrambling for and chasing individual glory and credit.”

  • The commission, which has been at war since the lead-up to August 8, 2017 elections, has become dysfunctional due to external interference, the commissioners said in a statement read by Ms Mwachanya.

  • "For too long and way too many times, the commission chair has failed to be the steady and stable hand that steers the ship in difficult times, and gives directions when needed,” the three IEBC chiefs said.

The conflict at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) boiled over on Monday after half of the current commissioners resigned "with immediate effect".


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