Chiloba Blocked From Accessing IEBC Offices

IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba is set to challenge his suspension from the commission for the second time after reports that locks to his office were changed.

Sources indicate that the poll body's Chief Executive opted not to report on Tuesday to avoid a scene at the poll body's offices in the CBD.

On Monday, there were reports that locks to Chiloba's office door were changed and keys secured after word got out he might return to work.

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The Employment and Labour Relations Court had on Thursday allowed Chiloba to resume work pending a determination of a case he filed against the Chairman and the commission.

However, in a statement copied to Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich and IEBC acting CEO Marjan Hussein Marjan, Chebukati resuspended Chiloba accusing him of violating his contract.

"We refer to the ongoing comprehensive audit of all major procurements relating to the general elections of August 8, 2017, and fresh presidential elections held on October 26, 2017, and the ruling dated June 14, 2018, made pursuant to Petition 29 of 2018 Ezra Chiloba versus Wanyonyi Wafula Chebukati and 7 others.

"As you are aware, under clause 3 and 5 of your employment contract, you are responsible for the prudent financial management of the Commission finances.

"The issues under investigation are weighty and touch on your role as the accounting officer. The outcome of the in-depth audit will inform any further action by the Commission," the statement directs.

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