“After 9th December, it becomes an election offence for aspirants to participate in public harambees. We will work with ODPP to prosecute those that break the law,” said Chebukati
The IEBC move is intended to contain politicians before the official campaigns starts in the country.
IEBC discourse seems to be a big blow to Deputy President William Ruto who has in most ocassions give huge offerings and gifts during harambee.
Meanwhile, The Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is now warning tender wars might handicap 2022 general elections.
This is after a multi-billion ballot paper tender was gridlocked by the Public Procurement Administrative Review Board (PPARB) amid assertions of tender wars and political meddling from senior political bigwigs in the country.
Appearing before the Justice, Legal Affairs and Human Rights Committee of the Senate on Wednesday, IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati said inspite of the fact that the tender normally attracts dispute, they expect to finalize the issuance of the tender by 31st of this month.
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