NAIROBI, Kenya Feb 19 – IEBC Chairman Issack Hassan was being questioned by Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives on Thursday morning over the now infamous ‘chicken’ scandal.
“The (IEBC) Chairman is already here,” EACC Spokesman Yassin Amaro told Capital FM News, adding “we expect more officials who had received summons.”
Hassan arrived at the EACC offices shortly after 7 am to face detectives investigating the scam in which IEBC officials are accused of having received bribes running into millions of shillings code-named ‘chicken’ during the procurement of electoral materials.
Also summoned by EACC detectives to appear on Thursday is Energy Cabinet Secretary Davis Chirchir who has previously served at the electoral body which was at the time known as the Interim Independent Electoral Commission (IIEC) before he became a minister.
Former IEBC Chief Executive Officer James Oswago is yet to receive summons over the matter, but an official has confirmed to Capital FM News that Trevy Oyombra, the man said to have been the link between the UK firm and Kenya will appear before EACC detectives next week.
The officials are accused of having received bribes from a UK printing firm Smith and Ouzman whose two top executives were convicted last week.
IEBC Chairman Hassan has previously defended himself in a statement issued at the weekend saying the UK officials were convicted of crimes that were committed a year before IEBC was formed.