Media firm wants Chiloba jailed for six months over Sh150M debt

IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba

A media firm that advertised the IEBC in 2013 is seeking a jail term of six months for CEO Ezra Chiloba for failing to pay an outstanding sh150 million debt.

Transcend Media offered advertisement services to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission during the 2013 General Elections.

The poll agency now owes the media firm Sh150, 367,882.40.

According to Daily Nation, the firm sued IEBC in 2014 seeking to be paid Sh198,787,892.40. It was represented by lawyer Neville Amollo.

But the High Court in July ruled that it be paid the principal amount, Sh150, 367,882.40 plus the interest which stands at Sh1,750,000.

The firm says despite the court’s order on August 15 for the commission to pay the debt, IEBC is yet to pay the amount.

IEBC was expected to comply with the court order after 21 days.

Lawyer Amollo for the firm said that, “It is just and fair that IEBC be compelled by an order of mandamus to pay the decretal sum with interest in compliance with the decree of the High Court failure to which the CEO or the person occupying that office be jailed for a period of six months.”

Chiloba is on a three-week leave.