IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati has defended his decision to send CEO Ezra Chiloba on compulsory leave.
Chebukati says the decision was made by majority of the commissioners.
“The commissions’ plenary meeting held on April 6 received and discussed an audit report on some procurement matters,” he said via twitter.
“Subsequently, it was decided through a majority voting to expand audit scope and that the CEO proceeds on compulsory leave for three months.”
Chebukati said the leave of absence will enable a comprehensive audit of issues that have arisen in the procurement department.
“It is important to note that in making the decision to carry out a comprehensive audit, the Commission is performing its oversight role to safeguard public resources,” he said.
Chebukati has previously raised questions regarding a number of technology-related procurements.