Court rules 15 years experience requirement for IEBC CEO job unlawful

The High Court has ruled that 15 years professional requirement by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) job as unlawful.

According to the ruling by Justice Hellen Wasilwa, IEBC disregarded the law by asking for 15 years of professional experience from applicants applying for the job.

Justice Wasilwa said section 10 of the IEBC Act gives no directions on the minimum general work experience the CEO should have.

She said the years’ requirement was beyond the mandate and legislative sphere of IEBC.

This case was brought to court by Henry Mutunda who said the requirements were unlawful and unfair.

The CEO position was previously held by Ezra Chiloba who was sacked on October last year.

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