Chebukati writes to Haji, EACC over 2017 poll funds ‘misuse’

October 16, 2018 6:57 am
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“It is now up to the DPP and the EACC to follow up on the matter, and we hope they will do their jobs because we do not want public funds to be misused, ” he affirmed/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 16 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati has written to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to probe the alleged misappropriation of funds during the 2017 elections.

This comes after the sacking of former Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba after he failed to show up during investigations over the irregularities.

Speaking during the launch of the Continuous Voter Registration exercise in Makueni, Chebukati said external and internal audits had revealed irregularities in the use funds set aside for the last General Election.

“When the results of the audit came back last month, I wrote to the DPP and the EACC Chairperson to investigate the matter. Those who were responsible for misappropriation of the election funds be it staff, commissioner or myself should not be considered Kenyans,” said Chebukati.

The electoral body’s boss maintained that anyone found culpable should be jailed.

“It is now up to the DPP and the EACC to follow up on the matter, and we hope they will do their jobs because we do not want public funds to be misused, ” he affirmed.

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