Blame it on Chiloba for paying millions of shillings for supply of additional BVR kits in 2013 poll,says James Oswago

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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,16TH APRIL 2018-Former IEBC CEO James Oswago on Monday appeared before  the National Assembly Public Accounts Committee to shed light on events including procurement of BVR kits just before the 2013 elections that led to loss of millions of tax payers cash.

Oswago told parliament that   current CEO Ezra Chiloba is to blame for paying Sh250 million for the supply of additional electronic voter identification devices used in the 2013 general election.

He added that  the commission anonymously agreed to procure 4,000 kits in addition to the 30,000 Face Company had been contracted for.

He said the company delivered 34,600 kits instead of the agreed 34,000.

“I declined to pay after receiving the invoice because we had not ordered for additional 4,600 kits,” he said on Monday .

“This was not paid under my tenure. Chiloba joined the commission and within three months, he had paid. “If I paid for the 4,600 additional kits, I would be in Kamiti prison. To date, there is no formal contract between the IEBC and the company for the delivery of those 4,600 additional kits.”

Chiloba is the current IEBC Chief Executive Officer who was sent on a three-month compulsory by Chairman Wafula Chebukati for investigations into “major procurement issues”.


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