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  • Thursday, 18 August 2022
DCI releases statement on the arrest of 3 IEBC contractors

DCI releases statement on the arrest of 3 IEBC contractors

In a twist the Directorate of Criminal Investigations  has released a statement accusing the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission  of lying to Kenyans following the arrest of three Venezuelan nationals with election materials stuffed in their personal luggage at JKIA.

According to IEBC chairman, Wafula Chebukati, the trio jetted into the country with materials to support the commission in preparations for the August elections.

Chebukati who alleged state intimidation stated that ‘OCS Anti Terrorism Police Unit’ detained the officials and seized several items in their possession.

In a quick rejoinder, the DCI set the record straight, noting that such an office does not exist in its structure.

“The Directorate of Criminal Investigations takes with the great exception, today’s statement dated July 22, 2022, issued by the Chairman of IEBC Wafula Chebukati, to the effect that three IEBC officials have been detained by ‘OCS ATPU‘.

"The Directorate hereby clarifies that no such persons have been detained; or any other person working for IEBC anywhere in the territory of the Republic of Kenya. Further, the DCI has no such office known as ‘OCS Anti-Terrorism Police Unit’ in our structure," read the statement released by the DCI on the night of Friday, July 22.

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