Ezra Chiloba returns back to IEBC in Labour Court order

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Ezra Chiloba at a meeting in 2017. PIC NATION

The Employment and Labour Relations Court on Thursday allowed Mr Chiloba to resume work as it determines the case he filed against chairman Wafula Chebulati and the commission.
In his ruling, Justice Stephen Radido said the decision to send Mr Chiloba on leave pending an audit did not have contractual obligation. According to the judge, it would not be proportionate and in public interest to uphold the decision by IEBC because the decision had no contractual or legal foundation. Chiloba was suspended by IEBC chairman Wafula Chebutati following procurement queries at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). Chebukati said Chiloba’s suspension would enable the commission to undertake a comprehensive audit of all the major procurement’s relating to the 2017 General Election and repeat poll, which was held on October 26.
In April 9, 2018, Chiloba filed a case claiming that he and Chebukati have had differences on issues such as assignment of duties to staff, the procurement of Kiems kits and ballot papers, in addition to the way last year’s presidential elections was conducted.