Dubai-based Al-Ghurair kicks off presidential ballot printing after court ruling
Dubai-based Al- Ghurair firm has commenced the printing of the presidential ballot papers – The appellate court said the High Court erred when it ruled public participation was necessary before the tender was awarded – NASA and other political parties had filed a case challenging the tender awarded to al Ghurair – The ruling is a blow to the opposition who have continuously accused IEBC of colluding with the Jubilee administration to rig the August 8 election – This comes a day after Al Gurai delivered ballot papers for other elective positions Al-Ghurair has started printing presidential ballot papers after Court of Appeal quashed High Court order for a fresh tendering process.
Ballot papers arriving from Dubai for all but the presidential election ahead of the General Election Photo: Courtesy.
The Thursday, July 20, ruling was a major win for the electoral body which had appealed a High Court ruling that quashed the tender awarded to Al Ghurair after opposition NASA and other parties filed a case over the same.
A 5-judge bench unanimously agreed that the High Court erred in its ruling when it said that due process had not been followed in awarding the tender.
The Dubai-based firm has commenced the printing the presidential ballot papers with just slightly two weeks to the General Election. The development comes a day after the firm delivered ballot papers for other elective posts in the country in readiness for the much anticipated poll.