25 September 2012

Kenya: Activist Bid to Stop Procurement of Kit

The next general election might be delayed if plea by an activist to stop the procurement of BVR kits for voter registration is granted by court. Activist Okoiti Omtatah yesterday sued the government saying the tender should not be awarded before the case is heard and determined.

"An interim conservatory order be issued to restrain the 2nd Respondent (IEBC), whether by themselves or their servants or agents or the Government organ or department concerned from contracting over the Biometric Voter Registration kits with Safran Morpho or its affiliates or subsidiaries in Canada or elsewhere pending the hearing and determination of this application interpartes."

Okoiti says the company which is destined to be awarded the tender by the Canadian government suffers from credibility and integrity crises for having been branded as corrupt by a Paris criminal court in France.

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