Report queries IEBC’s Sh700m food expense

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman Wafula Chebukati (left) and ex-CEO Ezra Chiloba at Anniversary Towers, Nairobi, on April 5, 2017. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Report tabled in the National Assembly shows that the commission irregularly paid a whooping Sh691,526,310 for the catering services.
  • Mr Ouko said the awarding of the contracts was done in total disregard to Article 227 (1) of the Constitution, which requires fairness, equity, transparency, cost- effectiveness and competition in the process of procurement of public goods and services.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) used close to Sh700 million on food alone in its county offices during the 2017 General Election, according to a report by the Auditor-General.

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