In Summary
  • The CEO also revealed that the IEBC would on Thursday meet the Raila Odinga-led Nasa, which has demanded his sacking before the October 17 fresh presidential elections as ordered by the Supreme Court.

  • The team has also demanded the sacking of returning officers implicated in what they allege was massive rigging, and the change of the Dubai-based Al-Ghurair as the printer of the presidential election ballot papers.

IEBC Chief Executive Ezra Chiloba has defended the commission’s handling of the nullified August 8 presidential election, saying it did its best and the “minor errors” should not have led to its cancellation.

Mr Chiloba, who spoke exclusively to NTV’s Sidebar, defended the integrity of the poll, saying IEBC servers were not hacked while accepting blame that “some of the officials” the agency hired for the polls might have committed errors.

HACKING

“From the information I have, and the expert opinion, I can confidently say that the IEBC system was not hacked. And that there was no attempt to hack,” Mr Chiloba said in the interview.

The CEO also revealed that the IEBC would on Thursday meet the Raila Odinga-led Nasa, which has demanded his sacking before the October 17 fresh presidential elections as ordered by the Supreme Court.

The team has also demanded the sacking of returning officers implicated in what they allege was massive rigging, and the change of the Dubai-based Al-Ghurair as the printer of the presidential election ballot papers.

“Al-Ghurair is our preferred choice (for printing the ballots) because we have an existing contract with them,” he said.

MEETING

This, and the other Nasa demands, Mr Chiloba said, would be discussed in the planned meeting.

Mr Chiloba said there were no divisions in the commission after the judgment, following a damning 12-page memo written to him by Chairman Wafula Chebukati.

The memo was disowned by five of the seven commissioners, with only Roselyne Akombe appearing to back Mr Chebukati.

Commissioner Margaret Mwachanya also later disowned the joint protest statement.

MEMO

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