Vice Chair of IEBC, Commissioner Roselyn Akombe is supposed to be in Dubai inspecting the printing of election ballot papers, but that is not the case.
She has sort asylum in New York, USA where she holds a dual citizenship.
Akombe sites her resignation was based on her personality as an individual committed to integrity and her security threats.
Listen to the BBC Interview below
Find audio of what she had to say in the link provided. https://t.co/b9kY6gLJwM
— Kiigen K. Koech (@KiigenKoech) October 18, 2017
She confirmed to the BBC Radio that she had received several threats from unknown people. Her brother too was not spared in the spread of threat messages. Her brother too had to flee for his own security measures
Here is how the social media reacted.
Dr. Roselyn Akombe has a CONSCIENCE. Together with INTEGRITY, that's what need for our democracy to prosper. Thanks, Roselyn. #AkombeResigns
— Dr. Miguna Miguna (@MigunaMiguna) October 18, 2017
We are about to find out Akombe's sexual history, Class 2 grades, the book she didn't return to the library & whether she likes avocados.
— Njeri (@13Kaje) October 18, 2017
We have been accommodating Raila's tantrums for long. But planting Roselyn Akombe to steal power through back door is unacceptable.
— Teddy Mwangi (@TedieMwangi) October 18, 2017
AKOMBE is part of the MARAGA coup. It is happening in SLOW MOTION in front of our OWN eyes.
— Mutahi Ngunyi (@MutahiNgunyi) October 18, 2017
The moment she became SDA, I knew Roselyn Akombe will never be the same. She caught us pants down 😧😧 with her resignation pic.twitter.com/p5mAOOCmjW
— Janet Machuka (@janetmachuka_) October 18, 2017
IEBC Commissioner Roselyn Akombe formally tenders resignation. Hints that Uhuru may have already pre-rigged the 26th sham elections. pic.twitter.com/Xh8NSKGu4J
— Cyprian, Is Nyakundi (@C_NyaKundiH) October 18, 2017
With resignation of Roselyn Akombe, IEBC Under its Vice Ms. Nkatha & CEO Chiloba have converted to Jubilee EBC.. IEBC will destroy Kenya.
— Donald B Kipkorir (@DonaldBKipkorir) October 18, 2017
When NASA was quoting their 'sources' in IEBC the first name that popped up was commissioner Roselyn Akombe. We, Kenyans aren't surprised!
— Scintillator🤫 (@Atanasi_) October 18, 2017
Wafula Chebukati was to resign last Saturday but was threatened with dire consequences. He does not know what to do nor can he run away like Roselyn Akombe. Kukaa, just resign. Kenyans will protect you.
— Nelson Havi (@NelsonHavi) October 18, 2017
Kudos to Akombe, Courage is to Know WHEN it’s more PATRIOTIC to Quit than CONTINUE with a CHARADE!
— Hon. Otiende Amollo (@OAmollo) October 18, 2017
With the Roselyn Akombe resignation from IEBC, the chances of a credible fresh election taking place just went from minimal to unlikely
— Larry Madowo, first of his name (@LarryMadowo) October 18, 2017