Will Uhuru act against Chirchir?

What you need to know:

  • The former electoral commission official now heading the powerful Energy ministry was picked to represent the Jubilee alliance at the vote tallying following the March 4 election alongside lawyer Fred Ngatia.
  • Any move against Mr Chirchir will add an extra layer of complexity in the alliance between Mr Kenyatta’s The National Alliance (TNA) party and Mr Ruto’s United Republican Party (URP).
  • The bribery scandal at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission involves the payment of up to Sh50 million in bribes to a number of Kenyan officials to facilitate the award of printing tenders to British firm Smith & Ouzman Limited (S&O)

The naming of Energy Secretary Davis Chirchir in the elaborate ‘chicken’ bribes scandal engulfing the electoral commission has placed President Uhuru Kenyatta on the spot over his administration’s commitment to fighting corruption.

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