Kaloleni IEBC staff face prosecution

Twenty three Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission officials in Makadara constituency may be prosecuted for taking part in an election offence.

The officers who were stationed Kaloleni Primary School during the March 4 election are being investigated by the police. Justice Richard Mwongo ordered the police to summon the officials and take statements from them.

The investigations will involve Daniel Nyakundi who was jailed for two years after admitting that he voted twice in Makadara.

Meanwhile, the returning officer yesterday told the court that more than 1,000 votes were miscounted in the parliamentary results.

Florence Kwamboka said Form 35 which she used to declare Makadara results was altered but verified at the tallying centre. She said there was an error of numbers at the polling stations.

Kwamboka who was being questioned by lawyer Cecil Miller said some of the votes were rejected because the tally in the declaration form was not adding up.

She told the court that the signing of the forms by agents from TNA and ODM showed that they were satisfied with the results. Kwamboka accused Aladwa of trying to turn the court into a tallying centre.

Aladwa is challenging the election of Benson Mutura as Makadara MP was the first witness to testify in the case. In his petition, he has named Mutura as the first respondent, Florence Kwamboka as the second respondent and the IEBC as the third respondent.

He says that the March 4 General Election in Makadara constituency was not carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Election Act 2011 and they should be nullified.

POSTED by THE STAR on June 13, 2013