IEBC responds to viral Junet Audio

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TBEN Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has responded to the viral clip allegedly of Suna East MP Junet Mohamed allegedly convening a high-level meeting with the committee’s top officials.

During a media briefing on Monday, August 1, IEBC Vice-President Juliana Cherera confirmed that there was no meeting between Junet and any of their commissioners.

However, she pointed out that the electoral body had launched an investigation into the clip.

IEBC Vice Chair Juliana Cherera at an IEBC briefing at the Bomas of Kenya on Monday, August 1, 2022.

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“There’s nothing factual about it as far as I’m concerned. We have our ears in the ground and people on social media who have been monitoring what happened.

“It’s divided into the pool of experts who will investigate that,” Cherera confirmed.

In addition, the commissioner called on the public to ignore all information about the upcoming poll – except information made available during IEBC’s daily media reviews or shared on official social media handles.

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“Let me make it categorically clear that the only legitimate information from the committee came through the daily press conferences and official social media handles,” she said.

The IEBC Vice President also dismissed allegations of plans to compromise the KIEMS kits from the warehouses where they were stored.

“We have invited IT experts from all parties to the warehouses every week to check what is in the KIEMS kits and the process is very transparent,” Cherera clarifies.

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The Wafula Chebukati-led commission acknowledged that reports of unidentified individuals purchasing national ID cards from unsuspecting TBEN were alive. The electoral body noted that the matter was being handled by its investigative teams.

Despite it being difficult to explain the fate of the three Venezuelans arrested by DCI officers at JKIA, IEBC declined to provide details on how the issue was resolved.

The electoral body maintained its commitment to hold free, fair and transparent elections on August 9.

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