IEBC told to accept court ruling on presidential ballots tender

Four Members of Parliament from Nyanza told the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to accept the High Court verdict cancelling the tender for printing of the presidential votes before seeking to meet presidential candidates.

The legislators, from the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) said that the Commission cannot seek the indulgence of presidential candidates while it was at the same time not satisfied by the ruling that quashed a tender it gave to Dubai based Al-Ghurair Printing Company.

Led by ODM Director of Political affairs who is also the Ugunja Member of Parliament, Opiyo Wandayi, legislators Dr. Oburu Odinga (nominated), Fred Outa (Nyando) and Dr. Christine Ombaka (Siaya Women Representative) said that NASA presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, will not attend the meeting unless IEBC withdraws the intended appeal.

They were speaking Saturday at Barding village in Alego /Usonga Constituency, Siaya County, during the funeral of the late Caleb Ohuma, uncle to Siaya Governor, Cornel Rasanga Amoth.

IEBC Chairman, Wafula Chebukati, must first and foremost accept the verdict of the Court. He must assure us that he will not appeal the High Court verdict before Raila Odinga and others can meet him to chart the next course, said Wandayi.

The Legislator accused the Jubilee Administration of using state bodies and resources to solicit for votes against the law.

He alleged that under the Sauti 47 movement that allegedly seeks to mobilize youths for peace, Jubilee was using the Youth Enterprise Fund and the National Coordinating Authority against Drugs Abuse, NACADA to mobilize young Kenyans to support its course.

The parliamentarian warned civil servants, especially the National Administration officials to stop coordinating Sauti 47 activities or risk disciplinary action.

The legislators who sent condolences to the family of the late Interior Minister Cabinet Secretary, Maj General (Rtd) Joseph Nkaissery, challenged the government to tell Kenyans the cause of his death.

Source: Kenya News Agency