The Chickengate scandal (KSh 59 million)

In January 2016, Britain’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) handed Kenya a dossier in which a UK security printing firm, Smith & Ouzman, was accused of bribing IEBC officials to win the tender to print ballot papers, prior to the March 2013 general elections.

The Chickengate scandal
IEBC’s former CEO Jame Oswago

The dossier included data used by the British authorities to prosecute directors of Smith & Ouzman for paying out bribes, code-named chicken, amounting to KSh 59 million to the IEBC officials. IEBC’s former CEO Jame Oswago and three other suspects were arrested and charged in connection with the Chickengate scandal. Mr. Oswago was however later released on bail.

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