The Independent electotal and Boundaries Commission has finally responded to the allegations by Suna East Mp hon Junet Mohammed that the IEBC is just there to craft ways to make sure that the BBI falls, so that they give an added political advantage to some people. The Mp was talking while addressing the Youths yesterday in Nairobi alongside his party leader Raila Odinga.
While addressing the IEBC directly, the Mp said that they have received information from the IEBC saying that they have no proper internet connection at the Bomas of Kenya to undertake the BBI Signatures verification exercise. He went on to question where they got the money and the internet from when they were working on the Signatures presented to them by the Third Way Alliance Party leader Akuro Oukot in 2017 during the Okoa Kenya initiative. Junet said that they have come to a conclusion that they IEBC is just sabotaging the BBI something that they will never accept.
"Yesterday, we as a Party received information that there was no internet connection at the Bomas of Kenya to enable the IEBC officials to keep working on the verification exercise, and the same report we received today. My question is, when they were busy verify the signatures presented to them by the third way Alliance leader Akuro Oukot for His initiative, where did they get the internet and the money? Now when it comes to BBI they suddenly don't have anything. We have come to a conclusion that the IEBC is just playing those games deliberately in order to sabotage the BBI. "The lawmaker asserted.
While responding to the claims, the IEBC wrote a letter to address the matter saying that they have got the information from the meeting that was held yesterday by Junet and Raila in Nairobi, and they wish to address the claims which is doing rounds on social media and other media houses, where the Mp allegedly attacked and accused them of the conspiracy to kill BBI.
"The Commission's attention has been drawn to hon. Junet Mohammed's meeting with the youth on 13th January 2021 and televised in major Stations as well as the local dailies today, casting aspersions and falsehood on the commission regarding the progress of the BBI Signatures verification exercise. In particular, he accused the commission of 'being pat of the scheme that is sabotaging BBI and that there was no internet connectivity in the Bomas that hampers the BBI verification process. "Read the first statement.
They went to claim that they just rented the building at the Bomas of Kenya so that they can use it for the exercise, and according to their agreement, the owners should take the responsibility of providing the stable internet and adequate power supply to ensure that the process runs smoothly. They accepted that they had power problems and poor internet during those two days. They however communicated to the management of the building and the same was sorted out immediately.
"The commission leased the Bomas of Kenya facilities for the purposes, and according to the contractual obligations, the facility is expert to provide uninterrupted power supply and internet access to enable data capture and verification process. The commission therefore acknowledges having experienced internet connectivity challenges on the material dates occasioned by the system upgrade of the bandwidth and power Outages. However, the issue was brought to the attention of the Bomas of Kenya management for quick actions and the same was addressed. "They added.
The IEBC came out clean saying that the whole allegations by the mp was false and against the law. They added that it is their responsibility as a commission to ensure that the whole process runs smoothly, and they have never thought of 'killing' the document. They also confirmed that they have hired the best people to undertake the exercise which is highly delicate.
"The commission would like to state that, the allegations was not only unfortunate but also completely false. Signatures verification is part of the IEBC mandate as articulated in article 257 of the constitution and therefore we cannot sabotage it. The commission has deployed the best human resources to manage the process and the same was confirmed by hon. Junet and his BBI co-chair when they visited the Bomas of Kenya facilities on 8th January 2021."They posed.
The Suna East Mp further said yesterday that they know how they removed Isaac Hassan in that Office and if they don't want to work they should speak and be removed from Office. He added ThatThey held a meeting with their Nairobi candidate Dennis Waweru who assured them that by 31st this month, they will have completed the exercise, and failure to do so, they will move out of the Office whether they like it or not.
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