Kenya’s electoral commission chief fires aide

Kenya’s Electoral Commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati has sacked his personal assistant over leakage of information from his office.

According to Daily Nation Chebukati dismissed Gekara Muoni last evening for allegedly being behind the leakages after his two memos to Chief Executive Ezra Chiloba regarding the bungled presidential election got to the media.

In one of the memos last week, the electoral commission chairman demanded the suspension of the ICT director James Muhati, and coordinator Paul Mugo after efforts to send them home failed during a plenary of commissioners.

The sacking of Mr Muoni now brings to three the number of personal assistants sent home by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission’s chair since February this year.

All these come as Kenya prepares for re-election scheduled for October 26 2017.