Opinion: Is the IEBC scheming now, just to be prepare for 2022?
I feel I have been here before, as I see the shadow-games are playing behind the scenes and also in-front. The Independent Boundaries and Electoral Commission (IEBC), whatever Chairman Wafula Chebukati does now. He will not be able to wash of the grease of his hands. The dirt and dust will hang-on. That he suspended CEO Ezra Chiloba. Just looked like a PR move by the Electoral Body.
Now three fellow Commissioners has resigned, but not notified the Chairman, these was Consolata Nhakta, Paul Krugat and Margaret Mwachanya resigned on the 16th April 2018. We know that Chairman Chebukati, Commissioner Prof. Ayub Guliye and Boya Molu has pissed someone off. Since, they suddenly lost their Security Detail today.
The IEBC has had issues ever since Chickengate and the bribes the Commission back-then took. There wreck of an election in Burundi and so-on. That I have hard time believing the shenanigans from the IEBC is because of how they conducted themselves last year. It isn’t forgotten the tenders agreements for the ballots, the BVR Systems from OT Morpho, the Server directly connected to Cambridge Analytica, the use of Harris Media and so on. The skeletons of the rigging of last year is so vicious. The devastation and the massacre of free and fair elections.
Therefore, I don’t feel sorry for the fate that has befallen the men and woman on the top. That they have resigned and the ones losing their security detail, neither feeling bad for Chiloba. All of these people should answer to Kenyans for what they did and who they did it for. We all know that Jubilee Party and the two leaders on top is responsibility for it all. They are far from innocent, but they did it as ordered. They delivered the results they wanted announced from Bomas.
Whatever, that is playing out, seems more like cleaning show to make it legit for 2022. Make sure the IEBC looks better, like they tried to do before 2017. Even if the Chickgate leadership of Isaack Hassan had to get lost. The same sorts of sins was still within the walls. Chiloba and Chebukati followed the suit of the previous leadership. The difference, is how the leaks has shown how the IEBC has rigged and who they have used as partners.
That the IEBC doesn’t care about their legitimacy and trustworthiness within the public. That is evident by the disgraceful public persona Chebukati has become. The IEBC are acting more as villain, less as a hero. IEBC could have changed ways and even tried to audit itself. Hired someone more believing that KPMG, who has a lousy record even in South Africa. But that doesn’t matter to these fellow people, who are delivering the sanctity of the ballots.
Instead these people are playing games with the Republic. They are trying reconfigure the IEBC for their favors in 2022. They are trying to fix it in their way, so their people is behind the scenes. That is how it seems, like they might make more than 1 % more ballot-papers, they might use other tricks than from Cambridge Analytica. Who knows what sort of foul play they do next to fit the next master. Whatever it is, it won’t be respecting the ballots and the will of the people. They are only there to serve the political elite and the ones who they serve. They are not there for the people. Not the way it look these days.
To say otherwise is to be naive, we should give credit, where credit is due. Here there is no credit or debt and warning signs of default payments. They have not delivered what is promised to the people. To be named independent is the first lie, they are deeply connected to the Jubilee agenda. They are just trying to get away with that. Peace.