Former IEBC commissioner Roselyn Akombe took to her social media on Sunday the 2nd of August 2020, exposing an email from former colleague Ezra Chiloba.
The alleged email was warning Akombe not to try and rewrite history. Chiloba further emphasized that ‘their’ silence is not her license.
“Dear Roselyn, do not attempt to rewrite history. Our silence is not your license,” read the email.
On 29 July, I said I will testify at an independent judicial inquest into the murder of my colleague Chris.
— Dr. Roselyn Akombe (@DrRoselynAkombe) August 1, 2020
This email comes after Akombe agreed to testify on slain IEBC coworker Chris Msando on Wednesday, the 29th of July. The former commissioner had reached out to Nelson Havi and requested to testify on Chris Msando’s unsolved murder.
“On this anniversary of my colleague Msando’s murder, could you take this case up in the public’s interest? As I have said in the past, I am ready to testify,” she requested.
I need to testify.
Following this email, Akombe also acknowledged on her Twitter that she feels the need to testify on Msando’s murder case.
“It confirms my call for an inquiry. Kenyans deserve the truth. I owe it to you,” she captioned.
Ezra Chilba was IEBC’s CEO until he lost his job in 2019 following a two-year suspension. Since then, he has chosen to live his life away from the pubic’s eye and has never commented on what happened during the 2017 general elections.
This email sparked a discussion on Twitter, with many questioning why Chiloba was emailing Akombe. The topic trended for the better part of Sunday, with many condemning the former CEO.
Famous blogger Robert Alai also wondered why Chiloba might be feeling threatened with Akombe’s testimony.
Interesting. Akombe said she’ll testify. Why is Chiloba uncomfortable? Ok!!
Threats to Akombe fast and furious. pic.twitter.com/Pqta9WJgXa
— Robert Alai (@RobertAlai) August 2, 2020
Exiled lawyer Miguna Miguna also encouraged Akombe to stay strong amidst the threats. According to him, Chiloba will pay his dues when his time comes.
Stay strong, my sister. Ezra Chiloba is an arrogant CRIMINAL who lured Chris Msando for Despot Uhuru Kenyatta and other murderers like Karanja Kibicho and @FredMatiangi; stole the 2017 elections and our money for them; and ruined lives. His time is coming, just like Kivuitu's. https://t.co/BKXOGqOAab
— Dr. Miguna Miguna (@MigunaMiguna) August 1, 2020
Here are some of the tweets on the topic. You can follow the Twitter discussion here.
This is what Ezra Chiloba summarized in a few words.
DO NOT WISH WHAT HAPPENED TO MSANDO TO HAPPEN TO TO YOU AS WELL.
THAT YOU'VE BEEN SPEAKING ABOUT MSANDO'S ISSUE AND WE'RE NOT MAKING ANY MOVES DOESN'T MEAN WE ARE UNABLE TO DO 'SOMETHING'.
— WASHINGTON AJOWI (@edwinajowi) August 2, 2020
What if Ezra Chiloba is trying to warn his fellow colleague that the perpetrators are not people to joke with?? Just what IF?
This is KENYA pic.twitter.com/Yn2jbYOJ5S
— wandera_herbert254 (@Kibabiifinest) August 2, 2020