Chebukati vows not to halt publishing of ballot papers

IEBC immediate ex-Chairperson Wafula Chebukati. PHOTO: file

Nairobi,KENYA:Independent electoral and boundaries commission IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati, has vowed not to halt the publishing of ballot papers if the opposition have no concrete evidence on the allegations linking President Uhuru Kenyatta’s family with the tendered company.

Chebukati who was speaking to journalists in Nairobi on Tuesday, retorted that the time is limited to start all over again in procurement process and awarding the tender to a new publishing company.

He indicated that the remaining time is for packaging and ensuring no mistakes during the delivery of papers and ensuring security is attained at the highest level.

“There is no reason of sourcing for  a new publishing company since  the communication of the commission is very clear and in case the opposition has any evidence proving the allegations  they are saying is true, then that can  be considered.” lamented Chebukati.

He further said that he is willing to allow members of any willing political  party to witness the publication process and witness on behalf of Kenyans.

However, Chubaki said 120 million papers are being printed by the allocated company and they will be in the country in a few days before the elections.

The IEBC chairman believes that his commission will conduct free and fair elections in the upcoming general elections, given that they are following the mandates assigned by the constitution.