Wafula Chebukati, the chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), has stated that if Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI), George Kinoti, is still in possession of election materials that were seized by police at Jomo Kenya International Airport (JKIA) on Thursday, the IEBC will not be able to conduct the August 9th election.
Three Venezuelans were detained by DCI detectives for having stickers that were intended to be placed on the ballot during the presidential election on August 9.
Although the three were freed, Chebukati objected to the police taking their computers, flask disks, and election stickers.
Speaking to journalists on Sunday, Chebukati said that the electronic devices have sensitive and essential information about the upcoming elections as well as projects they have worked on for other nations.
He claimed that without the stickers held by DCI, the commission would not be able to move on.
Chebukati declared, “Our hands are tied and we cannot move further with the election preparation until the stickers are issued.