Ex- IEBC commisoner Roselyn Akombe’s resignation statement gives the hardest revelation to IEBC’s unpreparedness to hold a CREDIBLE election and echoes the stand by National Super Alliance coalition (NASA) that the IEBC is instead working to bangle the election.
Part of her resignation statement reads,
“….IEBC is not prepared to hold a credible election – Roselyn Akombe
It would therefore have been logical for the Commission to be frank with the Kenyan
people and clearly state the challenges we face in organizing a free, fair, and credible election.
It is critical that all political actors and the Commission take a pause to review where we are
leading this country. It is not too late to save our country from this crisis. We need just a few men
and women of integrity to stand up and say that we cannot proceed with the election on 26
October 2017 as currently planned.
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. Not when in parts
of country, the training of presiding officers is being rushed for fear of attacks from protestors.
Not when Commissioners and staff are intimidated by political actors and protestors and fear for
their lives. Not when senior Secretariat staff and Commissioners are serving partisan political
interests. Not when the Commission is saddled with endless legal cases in the courts, and losing
most of them. Not when legal advice is skewed to fit partisan political interests. The Commission
in its current state can surely not guarantee a credible election on 26 October 2017. I do no want
to be party to such a mockery to electoral integrity.
Our people are resilient. Our people are patient. What we are faced today is a political crisis that
cannot be solved by the Commission alone. Let us solve the political crisis we have at hand and
then chart the way forward towards a credible presidential election. The lessons from 2007/8 are
too fresh, lest we forget.
God Bless Kenya.
Roselyn Akombe (PhD)
Commissioner, IEBC “
With these revelations Thant point to IEBC being partisan, under pressure, divided, being given last minute orders, do you still believe that there will be CREDIBLE elections on the 26th of October?