The Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko on Saturday ordered the police and anti-corruption commission to investigate top officials at the electoral commission over irregularities touching on last month’s elections.
Mr Tobiko gave the head of Directorate of Criminal Investigations Ndegwa Muhoro and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) CEO Halakhe Waqo 21 days to report back to him.
“I write therefore and pursuant to the provisions of Article 157 (4) of the Constitution… of the Elections Offences Act 2017 to direct and require you to, undertake jointly thorough, comprehensive and expeditious investigations into the irregularities and illegalities found by the Supreme Court to have been committed by the IEBC in relations to the presidential elections with a view of establishing whether electoral and or other criminal offences may have been committed by the IEBC officials,” he said.
This came as the electoral commission is on Monday expected to give a comprehensive response to conditions set out by Nasa to be met before they can take part in the repeat presidential election slated for October 26.
The decision, in the form of writing, could be the turning point in an already poisoned environment as the opposition holds that any indication the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is not addressing what they call irreducible minimums will not only see them boycott the poll but also ensure it does not take place.