Intrigues and secrets at IEBC doomed 2017 election

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati (left) and CEO Ezra Chiloba at the agency's offices on Anniversary Towers in Nairobi on April 5, 2017. PHOTO | FILE| NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The 2017 presidential election was the first to be nullified by the courts.

  • The problem wasn’t just on the day of the election

  • We look at the good, the bad and the ugly at the electoral commission which led to the 2017 presidential election being nullified and a repeat that was boycotted

Days to Christmas last year, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairperson Wafula Chebukati instructed Mr Marjan Hussein Marjan, the commission’s then deputy chief executive officer, to hand him a “report” by January 5, 2018. This was the day Marjan’s boss, Mr Ezra Chiloba, was to resume duty from his annual leave.


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