The commissioners were referring to the suspension of Ezra Chiloba, the commission CEO, over "procurement issues" and "misappropriation of funds" during the last general elections that the IEBC chairman wants investigated while Chiloba is away.
Magaya claimed that the three commissioners who resigned on Tuesday; Consolata Maina, Margaret Mwachanya and Paul Kurgat were part of a Ruto wing at the commission that was acting on the DP's instructions.
IEBC Scatter as Three Commissioners Resign at Once
"The institution has continued to be dysfunctional, with arbitrary decision-making, leaking of internal documents. and pursuing of personal interests", the three officials said in a statement released at a news conference in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
Three Commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) have resigned citing lack of confidence in the chairperson Wafula Chebukati. There are no longer good or bad commissioners at IEBC.
In a statement seen by TUKO.co.ke, Orengo demanded the disbandment of the entire commission since it has failed accountability, efficiency and accuracy tests as stipulated in the constitution.
Weighing in on the resignation of Nkatha, Kurgat, and Mwachanya, Kieni lawmaker Kanini Kega while addressing the press in Nyeri on Monday asked Chebukati to resign on grounds that he was incompetent.
"For too long and way too many times, the commission chair chair has failed to be steady and stable hand that steers ship in hard times", they said. "All that we need is a strengthened and robust secretariat", he said adding that the number of commissioners in other independent commissions should also be trimmed to five.
The commissioners who stepped down today said that they still believe Kenya's elections past year were done properly. Kenya's opposition claimed some commissioners in Kenya's six-member electoral authority were complicit in electoral fraud in the August 8 election in which Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the victor but was then nullified by the Supreme Court.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga pulled out of the presidential election rerun saying he had no faith in the commission's ability to conduct a free and fair election.