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February 22, 2018

Jubilee’s plan to shield IEBC officials against NASA calls for their sacking

Majority leader  Adan Duale
Majority leader Adan Duale

Jubilee has marshaled its MPs to shield senior IEBC officials against calls by the opposition to have them fired.

MPs from Western Kenya accused NASA of attacking IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati, CEO Ezra Chiloba and ICT director James Muhati over mismanagement of the August 8 General Election.

On Wednesday, MPs from North and Upper Eastern defended IEBC commissioners Abdi Guliye and Boya Molu.

The lawmakers, led by Majority leader Aden Duale (pictured),  said NASA leader Raila Odinga has been witch-hunting the duo.

Duale said Raila pushed for the removal of former IEBC boss Issack Hassan and his team, and has now zeroed in on top officials from their community.

Yesterday, the Western MPs said Chebukati, Chiloba and Muhati were being attacked based on their surnames.

Benjamin Washiali (Mumias East), Daniel Wanyama (Webuye West), Bernard Shinali (Ikolomani) and Didmus Barasa (Kimilili) said that the trio were handpicked for criticism instead of condemning the entire commission.

“They started with Chiloba, then Muhati and now Chebukati. The malicious and selective mob lynching by NASA targeting IEBC members from the Western region is unacceptable.,” said Barasa.

     “While Raila Odinga is defending his own tribesmen, Wetang’ula and Musalia are being used to roast their own,” Barasa said.

    Washiali said opposition MPs defended Auditor General Edward Ouko when his name was brought to Parliament for a probe, claiming their community was being witch-hunted by NASA.

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