IEBC has denounced as fake, a letter doing rounds on social media claiming chairman Wafula Chebukati has resigned. "We wish to state that the memo circulating on social media that IEBC Kenya Chairman W Chebukati has resigned is FAKE," the commission said. The fake letter claimed the chair resigned on Monday due to "circumstances beyond his control".
However, calls for Chebukati to resign have gained momentum in recent days with some key leaders both in the opposition and ruling Jubilee Party saying it is the most prudent thing for the electoral agency boss to do. This followed the recent abrupt resignation of vice chairperson Consolata Nkatha and commissioners Paul Kurgat and Margaret Mwachanya. They accused the chairman of being unable to offer sound leadership to the commission.
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