Kenyans were yesterday left in shock and confusion as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) senior staff Roselyne Akombe resigned just 8 days to the repeat presidential election.
She said her main reasons to quit working for the commission as fear of her own life, mistreat of the commission staffs by the public and the commission becoming embedded to the heightening political crisis in the country.
From where she stands, the commission is not in a position to conduct a free, fair and credible election as is currently constituted.
Also, she went ahead to say the commission is not being realistic enough and open to the public on the on goings of the preparation repeat presidential election.
“We need the Commission to be courageous and speak out, that this election as planned cannot meet the basic expectations of a credible election. Not when the staff are getting last minute instructions on changes in technology and electronic transmission of results,” she said.
Her move to quit can also be seen as fueled by commission’s internal disputes “The Commission has become a party to the current crisis. The Commission is under siege. It has become increasingly difficult to continue attending plenary meetings where Commissioners come ready to vote along partisan lines and not to discuss the merit of issues before them,” said Akombe.
IEBC has been under pressure both from the political parties and the public since the historical nullification of the presidential election by the Supreme Court, to make significant changes in the electro process in order to deliver a free, fair and credible election of the October 26, 2017.