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Probe into purchases for 2013 elections reveals bogus deals NEVER MISS A STORY - 12 months ago, 16 Apr 20:10

David Mwere

The investigations into the irregular procurements and payments at the electoral commission for the 2013 General Election got murkier Monday after it emerged that more than Sh250 million was paid  to a South African company in fictitious deals. This was revealed  former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission CEO Mr James Oswago  told his successor, Ezra Chiloba, to carry his own cross regarding the irregular payments. AUDIT QUERIES Mr Chiloba, who is on compulsory leave pending investigations into audit queries arising from the 2017 elections, had accused Mr Oswago of the mess at the commission, the subject of investigations by the National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee. Appearing before the watchdog committee Monday, Mr Oswago put Mr Chiloba on the spot for approving the payments to Face Technologies, which supplied the electronic voter identification devices (EVIDS) for the 2013 General Election outside the contract. Mr Oswago, who left the commission acrimoniously in ...
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