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.

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