Actual pay-out for commissioners to be known next week as IEBC deal is sealed

Special negotiations between the government and IEBC commissioners have finally come to an end after the two parties struck a deal. IEBC commissioners have agreed to leave office upon the swearing in of new commissioners to avoid a power vacuum and a consequent constitutional crisis. The new assignment is for the Church, the political parties and Non-Governmental Organisations to appoint the new commissioners.

According to the State House Chief of Staff and Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, the talks were guided by the need to strike a balance. It’s not yet clear how much each commissioner will take home as a sendoff package. That will, however, be determined and announced on Monday.
According to the government Spokes Person Erick Kiraithe the IEBC commissioners will be accorded state security when need be.

According to IEBC, chair Isaack Hassan his fellow commissioners concurred with the decisions of today’s negotiations.

The unexpired contracts for each of the commissioners, a gratuity of 31 per cent for the terms each of them served, accumulated unpaid leave and ex-gratia are some of the factors considered when discussing the sendoff packages.