IEBC cannot account for Sh9.2bn expenditure

An IEBC clerk using a Kiems kit in Nyeri during the repeat presidential poll in October last year. An audit report says IEBC cannot account for some expenditures. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The commission used direct procurement to secure goods and services totalling Sh9.2 billion between January 7, 2016, and October 17, 2017.
  • The audit shows 149,640.5 GB data bundle valued at Sh127 million were procured from Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom, but actual SIM card’s data usage revealed that 605.3 GB valued at Sh515,269 were used.
  • The ICT department had recommended that the service be procured at Sh75 million.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) cannot account for up to Sh9.2 billion for various contracts it awarded for the supply of goods and services used during last year’s August 8 General Election and the October 26 repeat presidential poll.

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