, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 5 – Positions of Commissioners at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) are set to be advertised after the current team tendered their resignation notices to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
IEBC Communications Manager Andrew Limo has told Capital FM News that the Commissioners however have an agreement that they will stay in office until the new officials are in place.
“The Commissioners signed an agreement and tendered resignation but to take effect when new commissioners are sworn in. This paves way for advertising of vacancies,” he said.
He further pointed out that calculations of their exit package is now complete but that they will not receive any monies until they vacate office.
According to Head of Public Service, Joseph Kinyua, the talks on the commissioners’ exit were held strictly under the law and parliamentary recommendations.
The golden handshake for the commissioners that was part of proposals by the Joint Parliamentary Select Committee on IEBC, include forfeited salaries and allowances, and gratuity for the years they served.
According to recommendations by Joint Parliamentary Select Committee on IEBC, the commissioners–including their chairman Isaack Hassan are to get gratuity calculated at 31 per cent of their annual salary for the years served.
Other IEBC commissioners are Lillian Mahiri-Zaja, Albert Bwire, Kule Godana, Yusuf Nzibo, Abdullahi Sharawe, Thomas Letangule, Muthoni Wangai and Mohamed Alawi.