, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 19 – The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission is currently processing documents received through mutual legal assistance from the United Kingdom on the ‘chicken’ scandal.
EACC Chairman Philip Kinisu says the files arrived late last month and investigations were at advanced stage ahead of recommendations in a period of two to three weeks.
The new information will help ascertain whether the officials from the defunct Interim Independent Electoral Commission (IIEC) linked to the UK corruption scam, were indeed guilty.
“The rule of law has to be followed in order for us to exercise our mandate,” he said. “The information is currently being processed.”
EACC detectives want to establish how the election materials tendering process was awarded to the UK firm and whether the law was breached.
In the United Kingdom where two officials of the UK based firm, Smith & Ouzman said to have bribed Kenyan election officials, were prosecuted and jailed for three years.
The Southwark Crown Court in London jailed the two officials of the UK security printing after they were found guilty of bribing IIEC officials.
Nicholas Smith and his father Christopher are serving about three years in jail for their involvement in the corruption scandal involving top managers of the defunct IIEC.
IEBC Chairman Issack Hassan, former IEBC Chief Executive Officer James Oswago, former commissioner Davis Chirchir are among former IIEC officials mentioned in the scam.