From ‘Chilobae’ to Kenyan voters’ punching bag
Kenyans on Friday were baying for the blood of Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials whom they blamed for the irregularities noted by the Supreme Court during its landmark ruling.
A seven-judge bench, by majority decision, on Friday found that the electoral commission failed to conduct the polls according to the Constitution and Elections Act.
The top court in Kenya, in a bold move, ordered the IEBC to conduct a fresh presidential election within strict confines of the law within 60 days.
The ruling placed top officials of the IEBC – particular the commission’s chairman Wafula Chebukati and the CEO Ezra Chiloba – on the line of fire from Kenyans on Twitter for their hand in the nullified elections.
If am Chiloba am watching events on You Tube from Comoros Island ? #PresidentialPetitionKe
— Benji Ndolo (@BenjiNdolo) September 1, 2017
THE ENTIRE IEBC must be disbanded! Chebukati and Chiloba MUST be charged!
— Lord Mutai (@ItsMutai) September 1, 2017
But the court should have made orders as to the personal liability of Chebukati/Chiloba…what a waste of taxpayer ? #SupremeCourtDecides
— Wainaina Stephen ? (@SteveNjugz) September 1, 2017
Chebukati & Ezra Chiloba , the prudent thing to do is to resign. You almost threw the country back to the dogs…. https://t.co/BQnjYiDQYX
— Douglas Arthur Oyola (@oyolaarthur) September 1, 2017
Chiloba and chebukati are the enemies of the people but I thank God we have Maraga to control #SupremeCourtDecides
— Poor Billionaire (@enrique_nko) September 1, 2017
@IEBCKenya Chebukati and Chiloba. Let your conscience guide you. Step down honorably.
— liz cyoich (@Cyoich) September 1, 2017
This means Chebukati and Chiloba should be prosecuted for breaching the constitution on the conduct of elections #SupremeCourtDecides
— Omunga Meshack (@cse_mesh) September 1, 2017
Others chose to troll Chibola, famously christened ‘Chilobae’ by drooling Kenyan women on social media:
So we get to see Chiloba again!!!
Look at my priorities!!! pic.twitter.com/VOTNaXoBrW
— KarugiwaDaddy (@DimeDgurl) September 1, 2017
— Mkulima Mdogo (@georgemwaweru) September 1, 2017
— OGi Opon (@lakesidetrip) September 1, 2017
— God’s Son (@OpeningBellCo) September 1, 2017