September 1, 2017 / 12:10 PM / a year ago

Kenya election board: we'll change personnel to ensure election integrity

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The chairman of Kenya’s election board said on Friday it would make personnel changes and prosecute any staff involved in deliberate tampering with last month’s vote, after the Supreme Court declared it invalid.

FILE PHOTO: Election officials from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) count ballots after the close of the polling station during the presidential election in Nairobi, Kenya August 8, 2017. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

“To protect the integrity of (the) sovereign will of the people the commission intends to make internal changes to personnel,” said Wafula Chebukati, who said he was not resigning.

reporting by Maggie Fick; writing by Katharine Houreld; editing by John Stonestreet

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