The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission( IEBC) has suspended five officers over their involvement in irregular namer transfer.
IEBC Chairman Wafula Chubukati stated that his office had encouraged their report to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution( DPP) for farther examinations into their misconduct.
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According to Chebukati, the five were involved in the irregular transfer of choosers in Wajir, Kiambu, Nyeri, Uasin Gishu, and Nairobi counties, without following laid down protocols.
“ The commission has since suspended the concerned officers and has participated the report with the DPP for farther examinations and execution, ” he said.
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The president was speaking in Nairobi alongside IEBC officers, while briefing the country on the electoral body’s preparedness to attack the August 9 pates.
Chebukati reiterated they were committed to delivering a free, fair and believable election.
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He disbanded claims that he’d sidelined officers to run the affairs of the commission alone.
“ We’re working together as a platoon and there’s no information I’m holding from the officers, ” said Chebukati.
IEBC Commissioner Abdi Guliye advised politicians against ethnically and politically sketching the commission’s staff, saying by doing so, they’re venturing their lives.
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“ As a commission we get concerned when we see the names of our staff being paraded on social media and being linked to certain political peak. As you flash back , we lost one of us in 2017 and the trend of mentioning the names of our staff for the wrong reasons is putting them at threat, ” Guliye stated.
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