Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) boss Wafula Chebukati
has recently come under fire over incompetence in leading the commission.
The chairman has had a rough week between battling court proceedings in trying to keep the commission alive and former commissioners who made a dramatic exit, making a return to the office in efforts to get their jobs back.
Chebukati has faced several challenges in 2018 with three commissioners Paul Kurgat, Margaret Mwachanya and Vice chairperson Consolata Nkatha announced their resignations during a press conference in Nairobi in April 2018.
This was quickly followed by Former IEBC Commissioner Roselyn Akombe exposing the rot at the electoral agency, providing the first insider evidence that the August 8, 2017, polls could have been compromised.
In the wake of all these reports and inconsistencies the hashtag #IncompetentChebukati has made the rounds on social media. A few alleged bloggers have been peddling information casting an even dark cloud on Chebukatis tenure as the IEBC chair.
— Nasa kenya (@NasaParty_KE) August 29, 2018
#IncompetentChebukati : MISTAKES MADE BY IEBC THAT LED TO THE NULLIFICATION OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
1.Billions of shillings went down the drain as mistakes committed by the electoral commission under
the chairmanship of Wafula Chebukati sent the country back to the pollLoading...
— Kibet Benard (@KibetBenard_) August 29, 2018
Wafula Wanyonyi Chebukati was appointed the IEBC Chairman many thought the IEBC woes
ended and it was the beginning of positive era under the man from Western Kenya. #IncompetentChebukati pic.twitter.com/89G7lpb1PM
— Sir Ezer, MBS. (@Kipezer) August 29, 2018
However claims of the bloggers authenticity has come into question with claims of the bloggers being paid Ksh 528 about 5$ each to propel the conversation on social media.
Hired bloggers wake up at 4AM to try and trend something that can’t bear fruits..
— Eric (@eric_onchonga) August 29, 2018
Incompetent 36 bloggers you can eat your 528/= in peace. You can't fix IEBC on Twitter.
— Cyprian Nyakundii (@CisNyakundi) August 29, 2018
36 bloggers on #IncompetentChebukati Tainting the man's name for 528/=
— Kelvin Kalz 🔥 (@ItsKelvinKalz) August 29, 2018