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Huge Amount of Money Former IEBC CEO Will Have to Pay To be Freed

Former IEBC CEO James Oswago and former deputy commission in support services Wilson Sholei have been sentenced to four years in jail.

The duo were found guilty of procurement irregularities in the award of a tender for electronic voter identification kits for the 2013 general elections. 

The margistrate said that the duo failed to comply with the procurement laws when they procured the electronic voter identification devices. 

In 2013, Oswago and Shollei were arraigned in court where they were charged with failing to comply with the law relating to the procurement process. 

The two allegedly failed to ensure that the changes made to the contract awarded to Face Technologies Limited by IEBC for the supply of the electronic voter identification devices were approved by the IEBC tender committee.

They were also accused of using their senior offices to approve a tender to Face Technologies limited by approving payments of 1.9 billion Kenyan shillings for the supply of the technology without ensuring that the devices had met the required technical specifications 

They will have to pay a fine of 7.5 million shillings each or serve the jail term of 4 years each.

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