Beleaguered Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) CEO Ezra Chiloba could not access his office on Wednesday after he found the door locks had been changed.
Mr Chiloba was also informed that the IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati had travelled with the keys to the new locks abroad.
The Employment and Labour Relations Court on the June 14 allowed Mr Chiloba to resume work as it determines the case he filed against Mr Chebulati and the commission.
Mr Chebukati had suspended the CEO for three months, so as to create room for scrutiny of unspecified "procurement issues" at the commission.
However, a statement issued by Mr Chebukati last week said that Mr Chiloba was still suspended from his duties at the commission to allow for the completion of a comprehensive audit on major procurement relating to the August 8 general election.
"As you are aware under clause 3 and 5, of your employment contract you are responsible for the prudent financial management of the commission finances. As well as execution of all commission programmes. The issue under investigation are weighty and touch on your role as the accounting officer," the statement read in part.
Commission has today suspended Mr. Ezra Chiloba as the CEO/Accounting Officer until the on-going audit on procurement relating to the last General Election is complete pic.twitter.com/IqxTwmahdj
- IEBC (@IEBCKenya) June 14, 2018
On Wednesday, Kenyans on Twitter had a field day laughing at the revelations that Mr Chebukati had travelled abroad with the keys.
IEBC CEO Chiloba reports to work as directed by court but gets office locked; told Chebukati travelled with keys abroad.
- Rajab Smailz (@R_Smailz) June 20, 2018
Ezra Chiloba went back to the his IEBC office only to find that Wafula Chebukati had locked his office and travelled abroad with the keys.
- JOE MUHAHAMI (@Muhahami) June 20, 2018
EBC CEO Chiloba reports to work as directed by court but gets office locked; told Chebukati travelled with keys abroad.
- Maureen nyukuri (@Maureennyukuri) June 20, 2018
IEBC pia kuna cartels wa Chiloba na Chebukati factions?
- Seleção (@Jaoko) June 20, 2018
Akashindwa kuvunja mlango ama entry code ni fingerprint ya Chebukati. Mara akatalie huko abroad pia yeye. Hehehehe. Afrosinema continues..
-- Kevin O. Wambura (@Kevo_Chairman) June 20, 2018
And these are the characters who we have entrusted to conduct elections in Kenya... ngai! What a banana republic we have become?
-- mwanainchi (@emaina07) June 20, 2018
Chilobae anasumbua sumbua Chebukati!!
-- August: Osage County (@AngVinyo) June 20, 2018
ni vindeo ni kama ndrama🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
-- Duncan Adeli (@ItsAdeli) June 20, 2018