The five commissioners are reported to pocket a friendly KSh330 million for their untimely exit from the polls body.
Each will get KSh36.6 million for their salaries that they would have earned until November 2017 when their term was scheduled to end.
The commissioners including Chairperson Issack Hassan and vice-Chairperson Lilian Bokeeye on Wednesday, August 3, bowed to pressure from Kenya’s opposition party, Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and opted for a settlement.
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The settlement includes the hefty package and a surety of no charges will be initiated against them when they leave office.
It has now emerged that slain businessman Jacob Juma correctly predicted the exit of the IEBC bosses before he was brutally murdered in Nairobi on Thursday, May 5.
In a series of tweets that have surfaced online, Jacob Juma said the IEBC commissioners will vacate the offices before the election date.
Twitter screenshot of the late Jacob Juma’s post on IEBC
Jacob Juma also predicted the sack of the Presidential Strategic Communications Unit (PSCU) including Dennis Itumbi.
The team was later reinstated to perform their duties while awaiting a relaunch of the team to focus on coherency and consistency of messaging.
Juma was a strong critic of the government appeared to have had a premonition of most occurrences in the country including his own death.
Raila Odinga has been on the forefront in the push for the resignation of the IEBC commissioners.
The exit of the commissioners is expected to disrupt the 2017 elections which may be pushed further due to the logistic aspects, extensive recruitment, and political interference.