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Two ECN employees suspended for missing laptops

THE Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has suspended two of its employees over 117 laptops that went missing.

ECN only informed the public about the missing laptops after The Namibian enquired about the matter last month.

The laptops were allegedly stolen between November 2020 and last month, when the missing laptops were noted.

Theo Mujoro, the ECN head, has refused to reveal the value of the stolen laptops.

“To date, this disciplinary process resulted in the suspension of two ECN staff members, but the internal investigations are still ongoing; the outcome of which cannot be foretold,” the electoral body said in a press statement issued yesterday.

The suspension was the result of an internal investigation.

“The process involved staff members tasked with the handling and management of the said laptops,” ECN said.

The commission has launched a criminal investigation with the Namibian Police.

“The ECN will engage all electoral stakeholders using appropriate fora to discuss the matter, while the nation will be informed of any developments regarding this matter through the mass media,” the ECN stated.

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