Royal Media Services owner Dr SK Macharia has brought to light damning revelations about the commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) who are set to exit office.
While the IEBC Commissioners are busy negotiating with the government over a lump-sum exit package, they may not access the Millions if a petition filed by the RMS owner sails through
The Commissioners have been given 7 days to respond to the petition and the case will be heard on the October 11.
Citizen TV reported that Dr Macharia divulged that the IEBC commissioners owe his company a whopping Sh182 Million for services RMS rendered in December 2012,
Macharia claims that the commissioners contracted the company back in December to mobilise a countrywide voter registration through Citizen TV and 13 other radio stations.
The media mogul maintained that although the National Treasury released Sh200 Million to facilitate the drive, they never honoured the contract.
According to a petition filed by the RMS owner through lawyer Julius Orengo, Macharia wants Judge Francis Tuiyott of the High Court’s tax and commercial division to stop the National Treasury from paying the commissioners their money until the electoral commissioners pay the debt.
According to Macharia, if the commissioners are paid and leave office, chances of the commissioners paying the money would be jeopardized.
Meanwhile, the commissioners rejected the government’s offer of Sh186 Million that includes a 12-month salary and gratuity fee for their exit terming it as little.
The Government has maintained its will to pay the commissioners and the negotiation ended on Friday.