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Broke IEBC on brink of shutdown as it wallows in Sh3.9b debt - 7 months ago, 19 Aug 01:43

Walter Menya

The electoral commission’s operations are in danger of a complete shutdown as the National Treasury starves it of cash.

Sources at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) say it has not received any money since April when the Chief Executive Ezra Chiloba was suspended.

Consequently, the commission owes its creditors more than Sh3.9 billion in unpaid bills from the 2017 General Election. This has adversely affected programmes, including continuous voter registration and by-elections.

Many of the creditors have thus refused to offer services to the commission.

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Of the Sh3.9 billion in unpaid bills, there is Sh1.4 billion which “had been processed to the Internet banking”, meaning all approvals had been done.

However, the National Treasury failed to disburse it in what commission insiders see as the Executive’s way of getting back at them for the suspension of Mr Chiloba.

Other pending bills amounting to Sh2.5 billion were still ...
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