Kenya election board commissioners resign

Written by on April 16, 2018

Three commissioners from Kenya’s election board have resigned, saying the the body is dysfunctional and its chairman, Wafula Chebukati, is incompetent.

“The institution has continued to be dysfunctional, with arbitrary decision-making, leaking of internal documents… and pursuing of personal interests,” the three said in a statement.

Vice-chairwoman Consolata Nkatha is among those who resigned.

Mr Chebukati said he had learned of the resignations through the media, and would comment later.

Last year, Kenya’s Supreme Court nullified the result of the president election, forcing the poll to be held again.

The Supreme court blamed the commission for the crisis, saying the first election was “neither transparent or verifiable”.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga boycotted the repeat election, which saw President Uhuru Kenyatta being elected for a second term.



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