Chebukati & DCI Differs Over Arrest Of IEBC Officers

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has differed with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) over the seizure of electronic items for the polls and arrest of three officials.

IEBC chairman, Wafula Chebukati, on Friday night released a statement condemning what he termed ‘harassment’ of the agency’s officials.

He said that the agency’s officials were released conditionally and polls materials had not been released as had been claimed.

“They (officials) have to appear before the OCS Anti-Terrorism Police Unit, with the implication that the commission is now not able to prepare for the elections,” Chebukati said.

He continued to say that while the police service said the stickers that had been confiscated had been released, that was not the case.

However, in a swift rejoinder the DCI released a series of tweets dismissing the IEBC’s statement.

It said that there is no unit called the OCS Anti-Terrorism Police Unit.

“‘OCS Anti Terrorism Police Unit’ in our structure. The statement issued by the IEBC Chairman is not only inaccurate, but also misleading to the public and should be treated with the contempt it deserves,” the DCI said in a tweet.

It said it will release a comprehensive statement on Saturday.

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