Pressure mounts on IEBC as Tobiko order probe in 21 days

Wafula Chebukati
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Pressure has built up at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission following an order by the Director of Public Prosecution Kiriako Tobiko, to have the commission investigated within 21 days.

This comes even as sources privy indicates that the electoral body is under internal wrangle force.

It is claimed that IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati's order to have ICT director Director James Muhati, Paul Mugo (ICT Coordinator) and Boniface Wamae suspended for cross misconduct, failed since the commissioners are still in office.

Tobiko's letter to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission CEO Halakhe Waqo and the Director of Criminal Investigation Ndegwa Muhoro, showed that the DPP was acting on the basis of petitions following the Supreme Court judgement “with the view of establishing the electoral or criminal offences including corruption and economic crimes that may were committed by IEBC officials ... or those who could have aided the commission of such offences.”

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The DPP added that he has received letters from NASA, Jubilee party and and Kura yangu sauti yangu official to have investigation carried.

The Jubilee party wanted NASA co-principal Musalia Mudavadi and James Orengo investigated.

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