An advertising firm has taken Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to court over a Ksh.150 million shillings debt the commission failed to settle for advertising and publicity services offered to it during the 2013 General Election.
The firm, Transcend Media Group Limited said IEBC Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba should be handed a six-months jail term or pay hefty fines for defaulting the payment.
“In default of the said payment, IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba or the person for the time being occupying the office of CEO do show cause why he should not be fined or committed to civil jail for a period of six(6)months,” reads the court documents.
Transcend says that it filed a suit seeking the payment of Ksh.198,787,892.40 in 2014 and the court awarded it 150,367,882.40 upon full judgement, but the commission has declined to pay despite numerous demands.
“The ex-parte is being denied or delayed from enjoying the fruits and benefits of its judgment and interest and other charges continue to escalate to alarming levels at the rate of 1,750,000 shillings every month,” reads the court documents.
Transcend director, Lai Muthoka wants the court to compel IEBC be pay the decretals sum.