Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) moved to ensure suspended CEO Ezra Chiloba does not access his office if he reports back to work.
According to reports by Citizen Digital on Sunday, locks to the embattled CEO’s office door were changed and keys secured after word got out he might return to work on Monday.
Notably, a secretary and personal assistant suspected to have been leaking information to their boss on the progress of investigations and plans being taken were also sent on leave.
Chiloba is claimed to have been preparing to resume duty next week after the Employment and Labour Relations Court ruled he returns to work pending the hearing and determination of a case he filed against the chairman and the commission.
However, reports claimed should he return to office, a dossier will be released detailing his misdeeds during last year’s elections procurement, and pave way for his ultimate termination from office.
IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati and his two remaining commissioners on Thursday night suspended Chiloba, just hours after the Labour relations court allowed him to resume work.
In a letter addressed to the embattled CEO, Chebukati suspended the CEO “with immediate effect” pending the completion of the comprehensive audit of all major procurements relating to the August 8, 2017 general election as well as the fresh elections held on October 26, 2017.
“As you are aware under clauses 3 and 5 of your employment contract, you are responsible for the prudent financial management of the commission’s finances, as well as the execution of all the commission’s programmes and plans in line with the constitutional mandate,” the letter read in part.
He added that the outcome of the in-depth audit will inform the commission’s further action against the CEO. Chebukati also noted that Chiloba acted in violation of clauses 14 (C) and 15 of his employment contract, which prohibits him from suing the commission while in employment.
The clauses, Chebukati maintained, also prohibit the CEO from disclosing official and classified information concerns, affairs, facts or accounts after his employment’s termination, without prior written consent from the commission.