Corruption and voter intimidation have engulfed the ongoing parliamentary elections in Somalia, the auditor general told the BBC.
Bribes of between $1,000 – $5,000 have been paid according to Gen Nur Farah Jimale.
The BBC has reported that some candidates have been offering bribes of up to $1.3m to secure votes. They never specified who.
Gen Nur told the BBC Somali Service that some seats should be re-run because money had been used to “out-manoeuvre” other candidates. This is despite the elections being conducted by the United Nations.
Cases of government resources being used in the election have also been documented, he continued.