Abdikadir Mohamed, one of the lawyers defending the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) at the Supreme Court, has stated that the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) was an impediment to the work of the electoral body.
Making his submission before the court on Thursday, September 1, Abdikadir noted that there were very many IEBC officers at the Bomas of Kenya who were picked by the Anti-terrorism Police Unit (ATPU).
He asked why ATPU would be involved in the tabulation and verification exercise at the National Tallying centre.
"The was the issue of the DCI and other State agencies. The DCI was an impediment to the functions of IEBC. There were very many officers of the commission picked from the tallying centre by the ATPU. Ask yourself what is the ATPU got to do with our elections at the Bomas of Kenya," Mr. Mohamed stated.
On the matter of the four commissioners who rejected the presidential results announced by IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati, Mr. Mohamed said they were either negligent or unaware of their functions.
The four Commissioners include; IEBC Vice Chairperson Juliana Cherera, Justus Nyangaya, Francis Wanderi, and Irene Masit.
He stated that the commission only became dysfunctional when Chebukati was about to announce the final results and questioned why not before.
"These (the 4 dissenting IEBC commissioners) good ladies and gentlemen were either negligent or unaware of their functions or in fact were not stating the truth.
"What the four dissenting commissioners actually wanted to do was to moderate the results so that a prearranged result can be declared; what they wanted was for a meeting to sit over the decision of who will be president," he told the court.