IEBC in trouble over Sh1.1 Billion "excess charges"

The IEBC has now been summoned over the damning revelations.

The Public Accounts Committee headed by Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi has summoned the IEBC officials to explain why it paid lawyers involved in the 2013 election petitions Sh2.1 billion instead of Sh1 billion.

The summon follows a report submitted to parliament by the Auditor-General Edward Ouko who revealed that the electoral commission paid 68 lawyers who represented it in petitions in 2013 General Election Sh1 billion more than they were initially owed.

Documentary audience

Mr Ouko in the report said that IEBC in 2014, then led by Isaack Hassan, said that it owed the advocates Sh1 billion, but a scrutiny of the fees showed that the lawyers had already been paid Sh2.1 billion.

“The commission has not provided documentary evidence of cases represented and payments thereof to justify and support payments in excess of recorded pending bills,” Mr Ouko said in the report.

The auditor also established that letters of instructions to the lawyers were signed and owned by the director of legal services and not on behalf of the commission, contrary to the law and the IEBC’s human resources manual.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Police change tune on main suspect in Mirema murder

Police change tune on main suspect in Mirema murder

I am not the owner of the company - Tabitha Keroche reveals in court

I am not the owner of the company - Tabitha Keroche reveals in court

Raila Odinga unveils his national campaign point men [Full List]

Raila Odinga unveils his national campaign point men [Full List]

Reprieve for billionaire Humphrey Kariuki as court quashes Sh17 billion tax case

Reprieve for billionaire Humphrey Kariuki as court quashes Sh17 billion tax case

 I'm not going for any elective post - Alfred Mutua addresses speculations

I'm not going for any elective post - Alfred Mutua addresses speculations

Green Park terminus: Payment of Sh650 million to pensioners delayed

Green Park terminus: Payment of Sh650 million to pensioners delayed

Kenya Air Force invites Kenyans to one-of-a-kind air show festival

Kenya Air Force invites Kenyans to one-of-a-kind air show festival

Igathe finally responds to viral memes

Igathe finally responds to viral memes

Sonko breaks silence over allegations of neglecting his 15-year-old daughter

Sonko breaks silence over allegations of neglecting his 15-year-old daughter