Jubilee Party Warns IEBC Against Sending Delegation to Monitor Ballot Paper Printing in Dubai

  • The Jubilee party has issued a warning soon after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announced that it would allow a delegation to monitor the printing of ballot papers in Dubai. 

    The IEBC intended to quiet tensions over the awarding of the Sh2.5 Billion ballot paper tender to Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing Firm by sending representatives from various stakeholder groups to witness the process in Dubai.

    The delegation would consist of representatives of all eight presidential candidates, a representative from the civil society, three representatives from the media, a representative from the Inter-religious Council and a representative from the Kenya Bureau of Standards

    A statement issued by the ruling party's National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, however, cautioned the IEBC against the move outlining that it is illegal.

    "Under what law is IEBC picking representatives from the civil societies and political parties to go and monitor the printing of ballot papers in Dubai? It is anchored nowhere in the law," Mr Duale asserted.

    He further insisted that the electoral body's autonomy in fulfilling it's mandate was in question.

    Mr Duale was speaking yesterday while receiving a section of youth who have defected from the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party yesterday at the Jubilee party headquarters.

    IEBC Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba maintains that the commission will soon make public the list of  selected delegates who will make the trip to Dubai.

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