How KOT reacted to Chilobae’s temporary exit from IEBC
The decision by the CEO of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Ezra Chiloba to take a three week break from his duties ahead of the repeat presidential elections has divided opinion online.
Mr Chiloba has been under tremendous pressure from the National Super Alliance to resign, with the outfit’s leader Raila Odinga calling for street protests to force him, as well as other key officials, out of office, accusing them of mismanaging the August 8 election in which President Uhuru Kenyatta was announced the winner.
However, the Supreme Court in their ruling after a petition was filed by Mr Odinga challenging the election results, annulled the August 8th election with reasons that it had not been conducted in accordance with the law.
This has left Kenyans on Twitter trying to make sense of Chiloba’s temporary exit and what implications it holds to the commission six days to the repeat elections.
The drama at IEBC is just but beginning. CEO Ezra Chiloba takes 3-week break following Chebukati’s “tough talk”
— James Smart (@jamessmat) October 20, 2017
Will Ezra chiloba’s three week leave help to deliver credible elections on 26th ?
— EUGINE OUMA (@oumaeugine58) October 20, 2017
Hehe, Ezra Chiloba took a leave? 😀 We want you to resign. Leave kitu gani.
— Martin Mwangi (@MartinKellmen) October 20, 2017
Ezra Chiloba should stop insulting Kenyans intelligence
— David Ayumba (@dkiganda) October 20, 2017
ata Waiguru aliitisha lighter duties and we all know how that went Ezra Chiloba resign
— WINAM (@winam_ooh) October 20, 2017
Ezra Chiloba was not the only irreducible minimum. He and others in his secretariat adversely affected have to go
— Webster Wangwe (@PoohBoyW) October 20, 2017
Ezra Chiloba taking leave now is akin to a chef cooking a meal but not serving it…which doesn’t change its taste/quality!#MashujaaDay
— Daniel Ngetich (@danchemologo) October 20, 2017
Ezra Chiloba thinks he can fool us all the time. These little tricks have no place in the current atmosphere.
— We! (@1st_liberation) October 20, 2017
A CEO on leave can report anytime during the day and perform a duty.Ezra chiloba on normal leave is just toddler games.Big up
— mathiu kianjui (@MKianjui) October 20, 2017