MEC staff questioned over registration kit

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Information reaching Capital FM indicates that the police have started questioning Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) staff that handled the missing but found Biometric Voter Registration Kit.

National Police Spokesperson James Kadadzera has confirmed the development saying more than four MEC staff has already been questioned on the matter.

“I can confirm that police have now started questioning MEC staff that handled the machine by the time it went missing on its way to Mwanza district for registration” Kadadzera said.

Kadadzera-Investigations continue

Last week development partners’ pilled pressure on police to swiftly conclude the investigations into the matter as it has the general public interest at heart.

In their communiqué, the British High Commission as well as US embassy and others called upon the Malawi Police Service to conduct a prompt and thorough investigation and prosecute those responsible.

Most importantly, they noted that the extensive built-in security features of the registration kits along with the many human and technical safeguards mean that neither the civil registration nor voter registration data was compromised.

And Kadadzera reveals that more will be questioned before releasing the final findings on the matter.

He however appealed for patience as police are continuing with their investigations.

The public and various organisations have called for the resignation of MEC Chairperson Jane Ansah who has refused to to step down several times.

 

 

 

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