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Fatuma Gedi Fingers Out Hussein Marjan For Appointing Wife To Top IEBC Post

Hussein Marjan is the CEO of IEBC

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Outspoken parliamentarian Fatuma Gedi has accused the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) CEO Hussein Marjan of recruiting his wife to a plum IEBC position.

The outgoing Wajir County Woman Representative revealed that Hussein Marjan used his position to place his wife as IEBC Mombasa County Returning Officer as part of a well-coordinated plan regarding that possibly influenced the election’s outcome.


IEBC CEO Hussein Marjan

“In Mombasa, it is unfortunate that the IEBC CEO Marjan Marjan recruited his wife to be Mombasa county’s returning officer. That is a conflict of interest and there is a scheme to deny the people of Mombasa their will by rigging,” she said.

Gedi spoke alongside other leaders at Upperhill during a press briefing by Azimio La Umoja Coalition on Saturday, August 27. She added that the move by Marjan amounted to a conflict of interest and alluded to such biased recruitments as being evidence of the commission’s complicity in bungling the just concluded general elections.

“As we go to Mombasa, we want to tell the CEO Marjan, we know you have planned to use your wife to rig the election in Mombasa, Kakamega, and the other constituencies,” Gedi charged.

In addition, the firebrand politician urged the residents of Mombasa to launch protests against Marjan’s decision to recruit his wife as she raised further integrity questions on the IEBC chief.

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IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati and Vice Chair Juliana Cherera at a past meeting

“To the people of Mombasa do not allow the elections to be overseen by Marjan’s wife. Marjan bangled the elections of the former Prime Minister,” Gedi stated.

Fatuma Gedi blamed the commission CEO, Hussein Marjan, for interfering with the August 9 elections that saw William Ruto declared president-elect.

The runner’s up in the election, former premier Raila Odinga, went ahead to challenge the results at the Supreme Court.

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