IEBC Official Caught Secretly Issuing Extra Ballots to Voter

  • IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati at the Bomas of Kenya on Monday, August 8, 2022.jpg
    IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati at the Bomas of Kenya on Monday, August 8, 2022.
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  • An official of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) found himself on the receiving end on Tuesday, August 9 at Gatina Ward, in Dagoreti Constituency hours before voting exercise ended.

    In a video shared online, the official, who was not immediately identified, was roughed up by voters who were present in the polling station.

    He is said to have tried to hand four ballot papers of Member of Parliament to one voter contrary to election requirement for an official during the voting.

    IEBC official being roughed up by voters inside polling station in Dagoreti North Constituency during voting exercise on August 9, 2022.
    IEBC official being roughed up by voters inside polling station in Dagoreti North Constituency during voting exercise on August 9, 2022.
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    "Arrest him, he is trying to rig votes, arrest him," angry voters were heard shouting at the official who was surrounded by police officers.

    The suspicious act was flagged by one of the aspirant's agent, who raised the alarm upon discovering what the official was up to.

    Voting guidelines require a voter to have one ballot paper for each elective position ranging from  president to the Member of County Assembly popularly known as MCAs.

    The general election witnessed isolated cases of malpractices, some involving IEBC officials.

    On Monday, August 8, the Commission's Chairman Wafula Chebukati sacked four of his officials from Homabay, Kisumu and Bungoma counties after they were found meeting two candidates for parliamentary and county assembly.

    The electoral commission dismissed and replaced the four in Ndhiwa Constituency and three in Webuye East respectively.

    Drama

    Voting closed at 5pm in an exercise that was also laced with drama and arrests in different parts of the country - IEBC assuring Kenyans of a free, fair and credible election.

    Nakuru East MP David Gikaria was arrested for allegedly fighting an opponent's supporters during the voting exercise. 

    Confirming the incident, Nakuru County Police Commander Peter Mwanzo stated that the outgoing lawmaker assaulted a voter at a polling station.

    Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria in a previous court session
    Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria in a previous court session
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