IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati has written to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji and the office of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to investigate misappropriation of election funds at the commission and press charges against the former IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba.
This comes immediately after the Electoral Commission officially terminated Mr Chiloba’s contract after being found culpable for charges which arose from the internal audit report on major procurements during the 2017 General Elections and the Fresh Presidential Elections in October, in addition to violation of sections of his contractual obligations including failure to implement various commission/board decisions and resolutions.
“Mr. Chiloba’s gross misconduct, breach and violation of the Commission’s Human Resource and Administration policies as well as other relevant legislations (IEBC Act, PFM Act, PPAD Act, etc) left the Commission with no option other than to terminate his employment contract.” read the termination letter.
Chiloba confirmed the termination of his employment in a letter posted on Twitter saying: “This does not come as a surprise to Kenyans who have been monitoring the events at the IEBC in the last six months. The outcome was already predetermined and the process was a mere formality.”
Announcing my firing! pic.twitter.com/iGFwGm8p8a
— Ezra Chiloba (@ezraCHILOBA) October 12, 2018