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Promoting the Growth and Interaction of Atheists In Kenya. Facebook:/AtheistsInKenya | Twitter @atheistsinkenya | WhatsApp +254 717 110066
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Are there atheists who believe that a higher power exists? We know that atheists do not believe in the existence of a god or gods. But suprisingly, some atheists believe that there’s something beyond us, beyond our understanding that is out there…

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Venue: Sky Lounge, Kaunda St., Nairobi : Date: 17th June, 2017 : Time: 5.00 pm : BYOB : Come and interact with fellow atheists, even if you are religious! Entry FREE!!!
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PUBLIC LETTER TO IEBC: CLEAR THE AIR ON BALLOT PRINTING TENDER
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14th June, 2017

In Kenya, nothing kindles democracy’s energies, anxieties, hopes, and frustrations like an election. The quality of our elections can spell the difference between a cooking fire and an explosion, as witnessed in 2007.

With Kenya set to hold its General Election in August 2017, great attention is focused on the IEBC as a crucial player in electoral processes and in shaping public perceptions of how prepared we are for general elections as a country. Poor management of the August elections can produce political alienation, public mistrust, protest, and even violence.

Against this backdrop, we would like to draw your attention to a story published by the Star Newspaper today (14th June, 2017), where it is alleged that the prominent Al Ghurair family of Dubai hosted President Uhuru Kenyatta before the Sh2.5 billion tender to print IEBC ballot papers was awarded to Al Ghurair Printing & Publishing. It is a fact that Al Ghurair has been awarded the IEBC tender for supply of ballot papers.

Source: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/06/14/dubai-ballot-printing-firm-asked-uhuru-for-contract_c1579018

The Star claims to have established that during his visit to Dubai in February 2016, the President was introduced to the Al Ghurair family that will print the ballot papers for the upcoming 2017 General Elections. Top Jubilee officials at the meeting allegedly promised to deliver the contract, according to the newspaper.

It is alleged further that the President introduced representatives of Al Ghurair representatives to IEBC CEO, Ezra Chiloba.

With less than fifty (50) days to the General Elections, these allegations cast a dark cloud on the integrity of the August 2017 General Elections. Kenyans are entitled to the truth pertaining to these allegations.

On behalf of Kenyans of goodwill, we would like the IEBC to respond publicly to the following questions:

1. Prior to the award of this tender, did Mr. Ezra Chiloba, the IEBC CEO meet or have contact with any representatives of Al Ghurair?

2. What does the IEBC have to say about the allegations that the President, a competitor in the upcoming elections, held a meeting with the Al Ghurair family in Dubai last year?

3. What is your response to the allegations that Chairman Majid Al Ghurair led a delegation from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce to Nairobi in October last year and was hosted by the President at State House, Nairobi? Is it of concern to the IEBC?

4. With regards to the procurement laws of Kenya, do you think these allegations, if true, are against the procurement laws in Kenya?

5. Why should Kenyans have confidence that the elections are not compromised, following these allegations?

The confidence of Kenyans with regards to the electoral process largely depends on the perception that the IEBC is credible. The allegations made by the Star Newspaper will erode the confidence of Kenyans in the IEBC, and only an honest and candid response to the above queries, shared publicly with Kenyans will restore confidence in the IEBC. We would like a public statement on this matter published in the Press, as we believe this is a matter of public concern.

We intend to make these queries public via Print if IEBC does not come clean with regards to these damning allegations.
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Harrison Mumia
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Atheists In Kenya (AIK)
www.atheistsinkenya.com
T/ IG: @atheistsinkenya

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I never got a chance to ask my grandfather significant questions about how the white missionaries managed to persuade them about the God of Israel and his protege, Jesus. Grand pa died before I became an atheist. I was too young. Exactly how did the…
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