“Chebukati has not been firm enough and has not asserted his independence… He has allowed himself to controlled by external forces… How do you proceed with elections knowing that half of the country is not going to participate… and that the same problems that led to nullification are likely to be repeated?… You see, my personality requires that I say the truth, if Jubilee think that that is being pro NASA it is their problem… I will not be going back home anytime soon…. I don’t feel safe there, never felt safe ”
-Akombe on BBC
“I don not want to be party to such a mockery of electoral integrity”
“This election as planned cannot meet the basic expectations of a CREDIBLE election”
“Not when senior secretariat staff and commissioners are serving partisan political interests”
“The lessons we took from 2007/8 are too fresh, lest we forget”
Dr. Roselyne Kwamboka Akombe PhD
Summary of other points she raised while talking to media.
1.In the KIEMS kits we have two names i. e Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta, while the forms contains 7 names of presidential candidates.
2.Every concern at iebc has been subjected to a vote. The Chairman,Chebukati has been rendered powerless in decision making.
3.Chebukati had earlier asked some staff members at the commission to take a leave to allow the commission to deliver to the people of Kenya,but they have refused.
4.Chebukati means well for this country,but he is a man under siege.
5.The commission has not conducted a thorough audit of its electoral systems.
6.The secretariat section of iebc has decided to take this country to the dogs.Akombe’s take