Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


I did not eat chicken, IEBC boss Hassan tells EACC

08 March 2016, 21:05

Nairobi - Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission’s CEO Issack Hassan appeared before the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission to answer allegations over the ‘Chickengate’ scandal.

Capital News reported that the IEBC officials are accused of having received bribes running into millions of shillings code-named ‘chicken’ during the procurement of electoral materials.

Addressing the media after his interrogation at EACC offices in Nairobi, Hassan said that the anti-corruption body wanted to know his role in the procurement of the ballot papers and the officers involved.

“I didn’t ask or receive any bribe in this ‘Chickengate’ matter. I wasn’t even mentioned as having ever received any bribe," he is quoted as saying.

Hassan also called upon the EACC to fast track investigations and prosecute those found guilty.

Read alsoKericho residents threatened with eviction for voting KANU

The Daily Nation reported further that Hassan, former IEBC Chief Executive Officer James Oswago, former commissioner and one-time Energy Secretary Davis Chirchir are among officials implicated in the scam.

“We went through the documents they received from Britain including emails exchanged between Smith & Ouzman and Trevy Oyombra and I was asked to comment on some of them,” Mr Hassan said as reported by the Nation.

In the emails some commissioners and former Interim Independent Electoral Commission staff have been mentioned as having asked for kickbacks during the procurement to purchase ballot papers for Shinyalu, South Mugirango and Bomachoge by-elections and the 2010 Constitutional referendum.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!

- News24

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Jayne Zack
I am in ODM to stay, Busia Depu...

Busia Deputy Governor Kizito Wangalwa told Deputy President William on the face that he was in the Orange Democratic Movement to stay. Read more...

Boda Boda operators in Bahati rai...

Motorbike Boda Boda operators from Bahati Sub county on Tuesday took to the streets of Nakuru’s CBD lamenting over what they term is harassment by patrol police officers in the area. Read more...

Submitted by
Gabriel Ngallah
Human Rights activist lives in fe...

The Human rights fraternity in Mombasa is currently living in fear after the home of one of the vocal human rights champion was invaded on Monday night. Read more...

Submitted by
kel wesh
Poisonous milk powder siezed by K...

The Kenya Revenue Authority has seized two containers with illegal milk powder which had been declared as gypsum board at Mombasa port. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Be ready for protests, Raila warn...

Expect protests if meddling with Auditor General continues, Raila Odinga has said. Read more...

Submitted by
Kenya says will return to interna...

Kenya will return to international markets to borrow when it feels the time is right, National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich said on Tuesday. Read more...