Kenyan election commissioners resign

Article Image

Vice chair Connie Nkatha Maina, Margaret Mwachanya and Paul Kurgat said they no longer find their positions under their tenable.

Experts said the effect of the latest move will destabilize the commission at a time it is preparing to conduct electoral boundaries review for the 2022 election, whereas Chiloba's absence will make it hard or impossible for the secretariat to operate because the CEO by law makes the day-to-day decisions which no other commissioner can.

Deputy President William Ruto has been linked to the recent infighting and resignations at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) by National Super Alliance (NASA) Chief Executive Norman Magaya.

In his affidavit, Chiloba had told the court that the decision to have him go on compulsory leave was prejudicial since he was not accorded an opportunity to defend himself. There are no longer good or bad commissioners at IEBC.

"The resignations at the IEBC are a symptom of an incurable and cancerous disease that bedevils the commission".

The fallout now leaves it with chair Wafula Chebukati, Prof.

Wicked people kept Nigerians poor, says Buhari
Majority of Nigerians are happy. " Many of us who supported him actually supported his incorruptible and disciplined personality". However, while blaming past leaders, he should not forget to blame himself since he also ruled Nigeria in the past.

John Stamos, wife Caitlin McHugh welcome first child together
Years after playing an uncle - and then a father of twins - on Full House , John Stamos is now a proud papa himself. John first spoke about the younger lady in his life during a guest appearance on The View in March 2016.

Former Steelers linebacker James Harrison retires from NFL
Harrison, who turns 40 next month, previously retired in 2014 after a one-year stint with the Cincinnatti Bengals. At a position where few last into their mid-30s, Harrison continued to thrive.

"The Commission Chairperson has failed to be the steady and stable hand that steers the ship in hard times and give direction when needed".

Three Kenyan election officials resigned on Monday, increasing chaos at the electoral Commission following last year's botched presidential vote that had to be rerun and was then boycotted by the opposition.

The Supreme Court nullified the results of the August election, citing procedural irregularities.

Commissioner Mwachanya was said to be away at the time Chebukati convened the plenary meeting to discuss an internal audit which revealed gaps in the award of five election-related tenders.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga pulled out of the presidential election rerun saying he had no faith in the commission's ability to conduct a free and fair election.

Kenyatta won reelection after the main opponent dropped out of the race, saying electoral officials failed to make necessary reforms.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Could James Comey's book threaten credibility as chief prosecution witness?
The media appearance is the first time Comey has sat for a televised interview since Trump fired him previous year . But Trump later said he was thinking about "this Russian Federation thing" around the time he chose to fire Comey.

France's Macron persuaded Trump over Syria troops, he says
Macron said his scheduled trip to Moscow next month would be maintained despite divergence on the Syrian crisis. Trump's complete lack of philosophical coherence is part of the reason Macron and U.K.

Children Get First Choice School
I recently heard parents sitting near me at the YMCA discussing what to do if their child's school closes. Of course, you'll want to think about the impact of moving your child once she's settled in to school .

OnePlus 6 will be Amazon exclusive, reveals 'India teaser'
According to the poster, smartphone will come in a Coral Blue variant and it will offer fast charge Dash Charge V2 support. Motorola Moto G6 has been in the news for the past few weeks with some quality renders and leaks found ...

Geingob praises, honours Madikizela-Mandela
The service will be held at the Orlando Stadium and it will then proceed to her resting place at Memorial Park Cemetery in Fourways.

Salah joins 30-goal club, breaks Didier Drogba's English Premier League record
Victory for Liverpool was another blow to Chelsea's hopes of Champions League football next season. Two Premier League sides are among the frontrunners to sign Salah this summer.

Online Purchase Sales Tax Fight Heads to SCOTUS
At the time, the court was concerned in part about the burden collecting sales tax would place on the catalog company. But as Amazon has grown, dotting the country with warehouses, it has had to charge sales tax in more and more places.

Dublin-based pharmaceutical giant Shire offloads oncology business for $2.4bn
SunTrust maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, October 26 report. (NASDAQ:COHR) rating on Thursday, November 3. The stock has a market capitalization of $46,249.02, a PE ratio of 10.05, a PEG ratio of 1.20 and a beta of 1.30.

Automobiles power United States retail sales in March
Online and other non-store sales were up 7.6 percent year-over-year and up 0.8 percent over February seasonally adjusted. Gas-station sales dropped 0.3 percent, the most since July, according to the Commerce report.

United Kingdom joins Syria air strikes in response to chemical attack
He said earlier this week that France was ready to attack the "chemical capabilities" of the Assad regime. Britain's Parliament is in recess until Monday, though it could be recalled for an emergency debate.

Wholesale inflation eases marginally to 2.47% in March'18
The inflation data for January was revised upwards to 3.02 per cent from the provisional estimate of 2.84 per cent. Inflation in the fuel and power basket, however, rose to 4.70 per cent in March from 3.81 per cent in February.

LI gas prices continue to climb
That also means the average American household can expect to spend $200 more for gas overall in 2018. Prices are about 28 cents more than at the same point previous year .

Former Eagles CB Worley charged with multiple offenses
The football player was passed out in his vehicle Sunday morning near the teams' practice facility in South Philadelphia. Philadelphia did not absorb a financial penalty by cutting Worley and saved $670,000 against the salary cap.

Capital Advantage Inc. Decreases Stake in Bank of America (BAC)
The stock of Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) has "Buy" rating given on Sunday, July 23 by Renaissance Macro Securities LLC. Kcm Invest Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.54% in Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) or 311,713 shares.

Shenmue I & II Receiving Remastered Release on Consoles and PC
Pre-orders for the re-release are already live, but a final release date has yet to be announced. The biggest dream of every DreamCast fan has come true.

Other news