Vice-Chairperson Consolata Nkatha, Commissioners Paul Kurgat and Margaret Mwachanya announcing their exit from IEBC.
Electoral commission chairman Wafula Chebukati has been linked to a tender for legal services which suggests the appearance of conflict of interest in a position which demands the highest integrity.
Chebukati stated that he was yet to receive the formal communication confirming the resignation of commissioners Connie Nkatha Maina, Margaret Mwachanya, and Paul Kugat.
Cootow and Associates, founded by Mr Chebukati in February 2006, has represented the Independent Electoral and Boundaries (IEBC) in at least six election petitions. "Instead, under his leadership the commission's boardroom has become a venue for peddling money, misinformation, grounds for brewing mistrust and a space for scrambling for individual glory and credit", said Ms. Mwachanya as she read the joint statement.
"The chairman has, in several instances, failed to be the steady and stable hand to steer the commission ship", the three commissioners said.
Abdi Yakub Guliye, Boya Molu, and suspended CEO Ezra Chiloba. "All of which are against the laid down laws that govern the conduct of the commission leadership and staff", they added.
The resignations take effect immediately.
IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati said in a statement on Monday evening that the three officials who quit "have not returned the public assets entrusted to them" and said that the commission's "operations are on course" despite the resignations and the ongoing audit.
The head of the Electoral Law and Governance Institute in Africa, Felix Odhiambo, says the overhaul of the commission means it will be hard to know what happened in 2017 presidential vote.