Drama galore as IEBC commissioners disown Chebukati memo

Chairman detailed grave errors in the nullified August 8 elections

Wafula Chebukati
IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati. PHOTO: CITYHERALD

It seems the drama at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission isn’t coming to an end soon as five commissioners have come out to dismiss a leaked memo that was allegedly authored by chairman Wafula Chebukati and sent to CEO Ezra Chiloba.

Through a joint statement, the commissioners came out put an end to the impression that they discussed the contents in the memo which was shared widely on social media on Thursday, September 7.

IEBC commissioners statement_memo
Statement by IEBC commissioners. /TWITTER

According to them, the allegations therein are based on a report or information that they themselves are not familiar with, that they have have not seen it as it is yet to be brought to their attention.

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The five are vice chairperson Consolata Nkatha Maina, Yakub Guliye, Paul Kurgat, Boya Molu and Magret Mwachanya.

In the memo, Chebukati demands to know from Chiloba how an account was created with his name and without his knowledge before being used more than 9000 times to make changes on the server.

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In the memo that was seen by Chebukati, at least 10,000 Form 34As were not submitted, at least 500 polling stations did not submit results and no less than 600 polling stations had the same number of rejected votes.

He further demanded to know why satellite phones and equipment procured at a cost of more than KSh 800 million failed during the voting process. He sought to establish whether printing and scanning equipment were delivered by the supplier as agreed.

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The Opposition and more so its presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, has come out to say the leaked memo had vindicated them on their claims that the August 8 poll was a total sham.

According to Nasa, President Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto robbed Kenyans of their democratic right. That the results started streaming into IEBC servers a day before ballots were cast.