Court allows IEBC to start procuring ballot papers

May 24, 2017 10:07 am
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High Court Judge George Odunga issued the interim orders in a case filed by Cecil James Oyugi under a certificate of urgency/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 24 – The High Court has allowed the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to proceed with evaluation of firms that are seeking to supply ballot papers for the 8 August General Election.

This is after it lifted a directive by the Public Procurement Administrative Review Board (PPARB) that had stopped the process.

High Court Judge George Odunga issued the interim orders in a case filed by Cecil James Oyugi under a certificate of urgency.

“In the meantime, further proceedings with a view to implementing the Review Board’s decision be and are hereby stayed,” he stated.

Justice Odunga further directed that the file and proceedings from the board be placed before him Thursday for further directions.

“Upon reading the supporting affidavit of Cecil James Oyugi sworn on 23rd May 2017 together with the annexture thereto and upon hearing counsel for the petitioner/Applicant expert, it is hereby ordered that the Tribunal file be availed before this court on 25th May 2017 for hearing and for further orders,” he stated.

The Board had ordered for the termination of the process of identifying a supplier for the strategic election materials, citing flaws in tender documents.

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