Chesoni: The only poll agency boss who left seat smiling

Justice Zaccheaus Chesoni. He was the chairman of the Electoral Commission of Kenya. According to Chesoni, Moi won the 1992 election because he was smarter than the opposition. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The obsession with casino almost made Chesoni declared bankrupt as auctioneers set up tent at his gate.
  • Regarding the 1992 elections, he said the opposition fielded three strong candidates and scattered their votes.

Mid-1995, Justice Zaccheaus Chesoni, then chairman of the Electoral Commission of Kenya (ECK) – the precursor of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) – was invited to address a seminar by a non-government outfit (NGO) called Bureau for Electoral Research and Monitoring (Beram).

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