Chebukati throws major shade at Akombe
The brief lovey-dovey relationship between IEBC boss Wafula Chebukati and runaway commissioner Roselyn Akombe appears to have collapsed dramatically.
While addressing the press on Wednesday on the preparedness of the commission for Thursday’s repeat presidential election, Mr Chebukati made a remark that appeared to have been directed at Akombe.
Chebukati stated how some Kenyans find it easy to protest about issues in the country when they are abroad, than when they are in Kenya.
“It is indeed sad that some Kenyans find it easier for them to protest about their Kenyan issues when they are abroad, than when they are within boarders of their own country. One need not to be bold or fearless, because even the right to protest is constitutionally guaranteed and protected,” read part of Chebukati’s speech.
Last week former commissioner Akombe made headlines after calling the repeat presidential election a sham while handing in her resignation from New York.
Her notice came in eight days to the election that are expected to take place on Thursday October 26, 2017.
“The commission in its current state can surely not guarantee a credible election on October 26. I do not want to be party to such a mockery to electoral integrity,” said Dr Akombe.
“We need the Commission to be courageous and speak out, that this election as planned cannot meet the basic expectations of a credible election.”
However Mr Chebukati has assured Kenyans that the commission is ready for the election and things will go on as scheduled.
“Based on the assurances given by the relevant authority and the preparedness, the election will go on tomorrow as scheduled,” said Mr Chebukati.