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Azimio Coalition Reveals Plans to Engage DCI in Investigating IEBC 'Negligence' on Suspended Polls

The Azimio la Umoja coalition through its secretary general, Junet Mohammed has disclosed its deliberate intentions of pursuing a case against the electoral agency through the directorate of criminal investigations with regard to the just suspended gubernatorial polls in Mombasa and Kakamega.

According to the press statement from the coalition, it argues that the injustice meted on the people of affected counties is a deliberate act of voter suppression in the coalition's strongholds.

To hold IEBC accountable, the coalition will in undisclosed time invite the DCI to audit the process of printing of the ballot papers and establish the extent to which there was mischief and criminality on the part of IEBC.

The investigative agency will also be required to determine the extent to which the mistakes by IEBC or their designated printer were a function of negligence.

The coalition has since served notice to IEBC and all its Commissioners enlightening them of the consequences that awaits them should they be found culpable according to Section 6 (j) of the Election Offences Act (Act No. 37 of 2016).

The ACT stipulates that “a member of the Commission, staff or other person having any duty to perform pursuant to any written law relating to any election who

(j) without reasonable cause does or omits to do anything in breach of his official duty;

commits an offence and is liable on conviction, to a fine not exceeding two million shillings or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or to both.”

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