The electoral commission has sacked suspended chief executive officer Ezra Chiloba.

Mr Chiloba announced Friday evening in a tweet that his employment at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has been terminated.

"I received the employment termination letter signed by the chairman about an hour ago. The letter claims that I had twice been invited to appear before the disciplinary committee of the commission, but failed to show up, hence the decision to terminate my employment," Mr Chiloba said in a statement he posted on Twitter.

On Thursday, Mr Chiloba turned down an invitation to appear before the disciplinary committee to defend himself over audit queries.

Mr Chiloba was to appear before the disciplinary committee at the agency's headquarters in Nairobi. However, some 48 hours before the scheduled sitting at the IEBC offices, the embattled CEO wrote to the commission chairman Wafula Chebukati informing him of his change of heart.

“I wish to reiterate the contents of my letter to you dated September 18, 2018. I am unable to prepare and/or conduct my substantive response to the audit queries raised, having been denied access to the office, staff and relevant documentation. Neither am I able to respond to the disciplinary cause, which is wholly founded upon the supposed audit, for the same reason,” Mr Chiloba’s letter read.

The letter is dated October 9, which was two days before he was supposed to appear before the disciplinary committee on Thursday.

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