Why Former IEBC Chairman Isaack Hassan Can't Get a Job

  • Former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Isaack Hassan on Thursday moved to court against the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) blaming the body for his failed attempts at securing a job post his tenure at the IEBC.

    The former chairperson filed a suit pleading to have the LSK speed up proceedings on a disciplinary case filed by his former partner Fred Athuok.

    In papers filed with the High Court, Isaack decried missed job opportunities as he faulted the LSK for failing to rule on the matter 13 times.

    "By reason of the pending complaint, I am forced to live with anxiety hanging over my head.

    "I am unable to associate as well as converse freely with my peers whilst this matter is glaring like a scar at a prominent part of my face," court papers filed by his lawyer Chrysostom Akhaabi read in part.

    Mr Athuok took his former partned at the Ibrahim, Isaack and Company Advocates firm over management wrangles.

    The dispute between the two dragged in other partners at the firm, Mr Sospeter Njoroge and Supreme Court judge Mohamed Ibrahim.

    According to Athuok, the former IEBC Chair and the Supreme Court judge meddled in the affairs of the firm despite their appointments in public office.

    He added that Mr Hassan also refused to surrender some of the firm's bank acounts while he was chairperson at the electoral commission.

    The former IEBC chair further stated that he had suffered ridicle from his peers due to the unresolved dispute.