Attorney General Githu Muigai makes a presentation in the course of the listening to of the case in the course of the listening to of a case which NASA is difficult the printing of poll supplies tender that was awarded to Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing Company

Sharp variations emerged between Jubilee Party and National Super Alliance (NASA) in court docket on who needs to be contracted to print presidential election poll papers.

Jubilee Party, offered by legal professionals Fred Ngatia, Ahmednassir Abdullahi and Tom Macharia, argued that it was not bothered about who was to do the printing however the court docket shouldn’t pressure the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to re-tender.

According to the IEBC, if the case interferes with timelines set by the regulation, it would have an effect on the logistics concerned to make sure the poll papers can be found in time for the August eight General Election.

“It will be a logistical nightmare to have two printers printing the ballot papers,” the electoral company instructed judges Joel Ngugi, Joel Mativo and George Odunga.

Jubilee stated the allegations raised by NASA didn’t have a foundation and that permitting the general public to take part in each tender would create a complete mess.

“If we allow public participation in the tendering process, which is not in the procurement law, it means organisations will have to seek public views even when they are procuring stationery like biros,” argued JP.

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NASA, however stated it was bothered by Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing Limited printing the papers.

Lawyers James Orengo and Jackson Awele argued that the worry raised by means of the media was sufficient suspicion that the elections will seemingly be unfair if the Dubai agency is allowed to print the poll papers.

“The evaluation criterion was not favourable at all. We are not going to elections for the sake of it. The cancellation (of the tender) will not interfere with the election timelines,” the Opposition stated.

The events had been giving their submissions in a petition filed by NASA, difficult the award of the poll printing tender to Al Ghurair.

Although they admitted having met with the IEBC, the NASA legal professionals instructed the court docket that their concern over the Dubai agency was not thought of.

Attorney General Githu Muigai stated if the tender is cancelled, Kenyans will seemingly not vote on August eight.

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