24 IEBC officials facing prosecution over election – Tobiko

Twenty four IEBC officials are among 85 facing prosecution over cases related to the general election.

Of the remaining 61, 59 are non-IEBC officials while two are government officers.

DPP Keriako Tobiko said on Friday that they are prosecuting 70 cases that arose from post-election chaos.

In a letter seen by The Star, Tobiko said 17 were caught issuing bribes, 19 failed to perform their official duties and that 10 were found with ballot papers.

In the murder category was one person and three were in the impersonation section while the cases of 20 were not categorised.

This comes a day after Dagoretti North MP-elect Simba Arati stormed Anniversary Towers on claims IEBC officials were doctoring forms 34B.

Arati claimed the forms from 290 constituencies were being changed by ICT officials before being uploaded to the public portal.

See: [VIDEO] Simba Arati storms IEBC, claims officials forging forms 34A

This happened amid pressure for the IEBC to upload the forms to aid election petitions.

On August 8, the commission was forced to replace some of its agents after they were found flouting rules.

IEBC replaced a clerk who stamped ballot papers as rejected, and presiding officers in Embakasi East, Kasarani and Westlands over delays.

A photo of a ballot paper stamped ‘IEBC rejected’ had been circulating on social media, prompting the electoral agency to take action.

See: [VIDEO] IEBC replaces officials rejecting ballot papers, causing delays

NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga rejected IEBC’s announcement of President Uhuru Kenyatta as winner of the hot contest.

The coalition has turned to the Supreme Court for a keener look into its rigging claims.

More on this: NASA will challenge Uhuru win at Supreme Court – Raila

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