24 IEBC Officials to Be Charged Over August 8 Elections

  • By Juliet Mutahi on Thursday, 14 September 2017 - 10:14am @julietlinda16 juliet@kenyans.co.ke
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  • The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) on Wednesday stated that it has identified 24 IEBC officials who are set to be charged over the nullified August 8 presidential polls.

    Secretary of Public Prosecutions Dorcas Oduir stated that the 24 officials are among 144 individuals to be prosecuted for electoral offences.

    She made the announcement after receiving a petition from the Kura Yangu Sauti Yangu civil society group which is demanding prosecution of all IEBC officials involved in the bungled August 8 elections.

    Ms Oduor did not, however, state if the prosecutions were wholly linked to the Supreme Court ruling or part of the State’s investigations.

    “The ODPP is prosecuting 144 election-related offences including 24 IEBC officials,” said Ms Oduor stated.

    “We are waiting for the details in the full judgement yet to be released by the Supreme Court so as to take appropriate action,” she added.

    The Supreme Court is expected to make public its full ruling on the presidential election petition on September 22.

    The National Super Alliance (NASA), however, accused the ODPP of being partisan and instructed its lawyers to conduct private proceedings against IEBC managers.

    The Opposition stated it has identified “perpetrators of a criminal enterprise within the IEBC” from the brief ruling on the presidential election petition issued earlier by Chief Justice David Maraga.

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