IEBC: Anatomy of a cash cow with serial abortions and indiscretions

IEBC officials train clerks on how to use the Kenya Integrated Elections Management System (KIEMS) kits in October 2017. The commission bent all rules in the procurement book to allow Safran, who delivered the Kiems kit, and Al Ghurair, who supplied ballot papers, to influence the 2017 elections. PHOTO | JOHN NJOROGE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • IEBC deliberately failed to publicise requisite information for fairness, competition, equitability, cost-effectiveness, and transparency among bidders.
  • At Sh2,540 per registered voter, the cost of the 2017 elections was 300 per cent higher than in 2013.
  • Direct procurement of goods and services worth Sh9.23 billion benefited favoured suppliers.

The 2017 election was designed more as a cash cow than a process to midwife the next crop of leaders.


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