The Chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Wafula Chebukati has reportedly announced today that he has sacked his assistant Gekara Muoni.
The reason for Muoni’s dismissal appears to be linked to allegations that he was behind a series of leaks of confidential documents from Chebukati’s office to the media showing up divisions within the IEBC.
The most recent leak was of a document from Chebukati ordering the firing of the IEBC’s ICT manager James Muhati, ICT Coordinator Paul Mugo and ICT Officer Boniface Wamae.
In an earlier leak, this time a memo purportedly from Chubukati to IEBC CFO Ezra Chiloba, the IEBC Chairman demanded to know how the August 8th election had been ‘bungled’.
Such was the division within the IEBC, it is alleged, that the Commissioners went on retreat to Naivasha on 11 September, where after Ezra Chiloba was placed in charge of a new team to administer the next election.