Ahmed Isaac Hassan is playing with fire!
Privately owned Smith & Ouzman, the security printing firm that paid out huge bribes to top IEBC and KNEC officials has issued a statement accepting its transgressions and apologising to its stakeholders.
It’s directors who jumped in bed with Kenyan officials have resigned and facing lengthy jail terms.
Here in Kenya, Ethics & Anti-corruption Commission, parliamentary watchdog committees, the CID are observing events as if they are watching a movie. It’s business as usual for them.
So emboldened is IEBC’s Chairman Ahmed Issak Hassan that he issued a statement contemptuously dismissing calls for his stepping aside and categorically stating he is going nowhere, saying it was not him on trial in the UK.
He has already stolen our votes and money, and mistakenly assumes because of his security of tenure, and because the president wont open a tribunal to investigate the people who fraudulently handed him presidency, he is safe and will remain in his position up to the end of his tenure. Meaning he is preparing to defraud Kenyans again in 2017.
It’s a shocking display of the lack of moral grounds and ethical standards by Kenyans. IEBC is supposed to be the institution that the people trusts the most. Where are Kenyans to make demands?
Where is the so-called civil society to â€ª#â€ŽOccupyIEBCâ€¬ whose leadership have totally refused to accept the SFO investigation that gathered irrefutable evidence and witness confessions that led to a guilty verdict by a competent judicial process. Smith and Ouzman are not even bothering to appeal this ruling, they would rather the directors who own the company serve their stint in jail.
Ahmed Isaak Hassan will not get away with this thievery of Kenyan tax payers. You steal our votes then go ahead and steal our money in conspiracy with suppliers that you conveniently single sourced! It will not happen.
Here’s what am talking:
Southwark Crown Court, 12th February 2015
February 12, 2015News
The company fully accepts accountability for the actions of its directors and we apologise unreservedly. Christopher Smith and Nicholas Smith resigned as directors in December and are no longer part of the business. New directors will be appointed in due course.
The company co-operated fully with the SFO throughout its lengthy investigation. The extent of our co-operation was acknowledged in court on a number of occasions and has not been disputed.
During this period we have learned many lessons and as a result have developed industry leading, anti-bribery and corruption management processes. With the help of our dedicated and loyal staff we now wish to continue the task of delivering a quality product and outstanding service to our customers.
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