IEBC boss Ezra Chiloba is to take a three-week break and will be away during Thursday’s repeat presidential election.
According to sources close to the IEBC said Mr Chiloba took a “personal decision to be away in order to build confidence in stakeholders” who had complained about commission officials.
Chiloba has been under pressure from the Nasa to resign, with flagbearer Raila Odinga calling for street protests to force him, as well as other key officials, out of office.
It’s worth recalling that, only a few days ago, IEBC Commissioner Roselyn Akombe resigned from the poll body over claims that the electoral commission is under siege, questioning the credibility of the repeat presidential poll scheduled on 26th of this month.
Now, having left with barely six days before the repeat of the presidential poll, it is now more evident that, the Commission is going through a crisis as Kenyans are preparing for the polls.