NASA sues IEBC over ballot papers printing tender

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From L to R:NASA principals Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetang'ula, Isaac Rutto, Musalia Mudavadi and Raila Odinga

NASA has moved to court seeking to quash the decision by IEBC made on May 29th 2017 to award the tender of the printing of election materials including ballot papers for the presidential elections scheduled for August 8th.

They are also seeking an order compelling IEBC to reconsider and award the tender for the printing of elections materials for the presidential elections and in doing so take into account the views of the relevant stakeholders in the said elections audits decision.

They further want the court to prohibit IEBC from considering and or awarding the tender and contract to the Al-Ghurair printing and publishing company and or its affiliate for the printing of election materials for the August elections.

NASA argues that the decision to award the tender to the said company was predetermined, in bad faith and in contravention of the constitutional precept of transparency and accountability.

Through lawyer Jackson Awele NASA further argues that the IEBC misapprehended the law and thereby made a fundamentally wrong decision that may prejudice the legitimate expectations of millions of Kenyans for a free, fair and democratic election.

They added that unless the orders sought are granted, the rights of millions of Kenyans to a free and fair electoral process. Shall be irreparably prejudiced.

Al-Ghurair has been mentioned as interested party in the suit.