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Ministry of Foreign Affairs Directs IEBC To Withhold Ex-Commissioner Paul Kurgat’s Dues

Paul Kurgat
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Paul Kurgat
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The ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a directive to the Independence Electoral and Boundary Commission to withhold any dues to be paid to resigned Commissioner Paul Kurgat over questions on misuse of government funds in Moscow, Russia during his term as Head of Commission.

Mr Kurgat served as Head of Kenyan MissionĀ at the Kenyan High Commission in Moscow, Russia from August 11, 2010 to December 21, 2015, before his appointment to the IEBC.

In a letter to the IEBC CEO, Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Ambassador Macharia Kamau claims that Sh178 million is reported to have been lost when Dr Kurgat was the head of the Kenyan mission and an additional 8.6 million shillings was incurred in over-payment of service allowances.

The ex- commissioner Paul Kurgat has however distanced himself from the accusations claiming that the audit claims is an historical issue and cannot be placed on him since it dates back to 2007.

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He also claim that the allowances are done at the Ministry and no one can alter anything after that.

A team of 6 officials from the Ministry have been in Russia as they try to reconcile the cashbooks and the bank statements.

Ambassador Paul Kurgat is among the three Commissioners who resigned in April citing that their stay in office was untenable.

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