Manual register for IEBC? Kamene and Obinna react

Raila in a meeting in Gatundu told the IEBC they must have a manual register along with bio metric identification of the voters on polling day

at Kiss FM studio
Kamene and Obinna at Kiss FM studio
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Obinna brought to our attention matters that have been taking place in the political circles.

He started off with a statement that the Azimio presidential candidate, Raila Odinga made.


“We are telling the IEBC they must have a manual register along with bio-metric identification of the voters on polling day. Kabla hiyo, hakuna uchaguzi,” Raila Odinga said

Raila said this as he was speaking yesterday in Gatundu.

As Azimio, they would not compromise on their demand for the commission to provide manual registers.

The registers are to act as a complementary method of voter identification should the electronic kits fail on polling day.


Obinna let us in on what other parties had to say on the same

“On the Kenya Kwanza side, they are like, 'we easy, we good, no problem. We can have it either way,” the presenter impersonated.

“We are stuck, tuko katika kizungumkuti; there are those saying we are going the digital way, and others saying digital data can be easily manipulated.” He summarized as he passed it on to Kamene.

Kamene concluded as she dropped a bombshell.

“If we are constantly holding on to the past, how are we going to move forward, especially when it comes to technology,” she rounded off.

Earlier on IEBC had planned not to use printed registers, saying they would create an avenue for electoral malpractices.

However, after a meeting on June 29, 2022 with the presidential candidates, IEBC bowed to pressure and reverted it's earlier plan.

The commission said it would only use the manual register as a last resort in case of a technological breakdown.

The meeting was held at Windsor Hotel in Kiambu county.

Wafula Chebukati the IEBC chairman assured the candidates that their concerns over the register would be addressed harmoniously

Besides Raila and Ruto, George Wajackoyah of Roots party and David Mwaure of Agano party attended the meeting

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