Justus Nyang’aya, an IEBC commissioner, has made an effort to clear the air over the purported internal squabbles brought on by the unexpected arrival of ballots from Greece.
This is in response to revelations that several commissioners were made aware of IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati’s plans hours before the receipt of the ballots.
In an interview, Nyang’aya denied allegations that the commission was divided over the ballot papers’ unexpected delivery, which many Kenyans had been expecting.
He did, however, acknowledge that because there had been no prior communication, all of the commissioners had been caught off guard.
He clarified that the technical team assigned to monitor the printing and distribution of the voting papers was what had sparked the controversy.
Additionally, he dismissed claims of any suspicious conduct connected to the delivery of the papers.
We established a project implementation committee, whose job it was to serve as a liaison between the commission and the Greek company.
He said that everyone involved, including the chairman Wafula Chebukati, had been slow to announce the arrival of the ballots.
Chebukati denied keeping his colleagues commissioners in the dark during a press conference on Thursday, but he dared the angry individuals to voice their opinions in public.