NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 5 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Monday told lawyer Kethi Kilonzo that it does not have some of the documents she wants to use to explain her case before the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
Through its lawyers, the electoral body said that some of the documentary evidence and information that lawyer Kethi was asking for were already with the police who are investigating how she came into possession of a voter’s slip.
Among the items that Kethi wants is the booklet from which her voter’s slip was allegedly stolen as well as the date when the IEBC reported the alleged theft.
She also wants the commission to give her a certified copy of the acknowledgment slip of former President Mwai Kibaki and a certified copy of the distribution list of all the acknowledgment slip booklets.
Kethi had filed the application at the High Court under a certificate of urgency following the CID’s investigations into how she came about her voter’s slip.
“The applicant has a right to the correction or deletion of any untrue or misleading information that affects her,” read her petition.
Kethi also wants the IEBC to give her all the information it used to nullify her candidacy for the Makueni mini -poll arguing that the CID was likely to prefer charges against her.
She has also demanded for a certified copy of the register of voters with biometrics that was used at the NCC Social Hall, where she claimed to have registered.
The IEBC nonetheless says it can give her some of the information that she was looking for.
During the hearings before the IEBC disputes resolution committee, Director of Voter Registration and Electoral Operations Immaculate Kassait said that the slip in Kethi’s possession had been stolen.
“The Wiper candidate’s slip is not among those distributed anywhere in the country. The booklet where the slip was taken from was used to register the former president and five others went missing. The slip held by Kethi is among those missing,” she explained on July 6.
Kassait also revealed that the matter had been reported and that investigations had commenced.
Kethi has always maintained her innocence and insisted that she is indeed a registered voter.