The Chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Ahamed Issack Hassan has sued the Auditor General Edward Ouko, accusing him of tainting his name, through the 2014 audit report, where Ouko implicated him to illegal procurement of Biometric Voter Registration and Identification kits, that were used in the 2013 general elections.
Hassan laments that despite Ouko having a court order that directed him to erase Hassan’s name from a section of the report which alleges his illegal procurement of BVR kits, Ouko has failed to do so, and went ahead to present the audit report to various Parliamentary Committees, with MPs using it to falsely accuse Hassan of mismanaging funds.
The IEBC chairman now wants the Court compell Ouko to present new audit report with the required corrections, before the Court and also explain to the Court reasons as to why he should not be charged for contempt.
High Court Judge Isaac Lenaola has directed Ouko to respond to Hassan’s accusations on time, and present the needed report to the Court.
The case will be mentioned on Tuesday (July 19th).