IEBC tender row persists as election clock ticks
19 July 2012, 07:59
A new tender board trying to resolve the crisis over the Sh3.9
billion voter registration kits contract for the Independent Electoral
and Boundaries Commission met until late Wednesday evening as concern
mounted over the impact of the standoff.
By the time we went to press, there was no word on whether the matter
had been resolved, as the new team that replaced the former group led
by Ms Praxedes Tororey remained tight-lipped.
Wrangles over the tender forced the resignation of the initial board as
IEBC sought to fast track the tendering process. The row over the
purchase of the 9,750 Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits has sent
fresh fears of delays in the electoral process, with the IEBC bosses
admitting registration of voters, which was to take off in mid-next
month will now be pushed to early September due to the imminent delay in
acquisition of the kit.
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