Due to their involvement in irregular voter transfer, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has suspended five officials.
Wafula Chubukati, the chairman of the IEBC, announced that the DPP’s office had received their report and was conducting additional inquiries into their misbehavior.
Chebukati claims that without adhering to established procedures, the five were involved in the irregular transfer of votes in the counties of:
- Uasin Gishu, and
“The commission has since suspended the concerned officers and has shared the report with the DPP for further investigations and prosecution,” he said.
The chair was speaking in Nairobi alongside IEBC commissioners, while briefing the country on the electoral body’s preparedness to tackle the August 9 polls.
Chebukati reaffirmed their dedication to holding a free, fair, and credible election.
He denied accusations that he had removed commissioners to manage the commission’s business on his own.
“We are working together as a team and there is no information I am holding from the commissioners,” said Chebukati.
IEBC Commissioner Abdi Guliye warned politicians against ethnically and politically profiling the commission’s staff, saying by doing so, they are endangering their lives.
“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 divide. As you remember, 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 risk,” Guliye stated.