Former IEBC Commissioner Roselyne Akombe has disclosed the lie CEO Ezra Chiloba told the Commission and lawyer Paul Muite during the presidential petition.
The petition was filed by NASA leader Raila Odinga challenging results declaring President Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner during the August 8 General Election.
Speaking during an interview from the United States, Dr. Akombe divulged that the electoral body lost the case because of dishonesty displayed by Mr. Chiloba.
According to the ex-Commissioner, the CEO presented wrong documents to the Supreme Court yet assuring Lawyer Mutie and the Commissioners that all the paperwork was conducted precisely.
Ms. Akombe insisted that Chiloba stated that the forms he filed at the apex court had all the security features and were the same ones IEBC received from the Returning Officers.
“The CEO was responsible for coordinating all this. He assured us along with our lawyers that all the forms that they had , they had gone through all of them. And that the forms being given to the Supreme Court were as the forms delivered by the Returning Officers.
“That the forms had all the security features. So when you heard our lawyer Paul Muite say he was ready to have the forms available, it was because that was the assurance he was given.
“He (Chiloba) gave us his word but that was not the case,” she said.
She added that the results were nullified because IEBC did not follow court orders to open the servers.
“The way we handled the Supreme Court case is what led to the defeat. The fact that we did not give access to the servers, the fact that the forms we presented to them were not in the order that they were supposed to be.
“I have personally seen some of the original forms, but what was in the Supreme Court was different. Why were we putting different forms at the Supreme Court?” She questioned.
Akombe maintained that the contentious form 34C, which has all the security features were in IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati’s office.
During the Supreme Court ruling, IEBC came under fire for announcing President Kenyatta the winner using form 34C which did not have security features.
Here is the interview:
Ex-IEBC official Dr Roselyn Akombe interviewed by Chris wamalwa from USA about her frustrations at the Electoral body that made her quit the commission job.
Posted by Jacob Vikey on Sunday, October 22, 2017