IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba (right) and Chairman Wafula Chebukati address journalists at the agency’s offices in Nairobi on January 31, 2017. They said the voters’ register will be cleaned up to enhance credibility. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP
IEBC publishes list of voters’ details with anomalies
Nairobi, Kisumu and Kiambu top the list of counties where voters share identification numbers, data released by the electoral commission has shown.
The city county has 7,441 people with shared ID numbers in a racket that ODM leader Raila Odinga has said the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) should undertake immediately.
While the IEBC had earlier said that there were 128,926 duplicate ID numbers in its database, yesterday, it said that only 21,149 voters had IDs with the same number while 57,603 had registered with IDs that do not match those in the registration bureau.
In its tabulation per county that showed Nairobi at the top and Lamu at the bottom with 250 people, the commission listed all those Kenyans that are in either category.
“The Commission (IEBC) wishes to notify the public that it has published the list of voters with shared National Identification Numbers.
“The list includes 21,149 records that bear the same ID numbers and same names and 57,603 records whose ID numbers did not match the National Registration Bureau records we had submitted for verification,” IEBC Chief Executive Ezra Chiloba said in a statement.
Source; Daily Nation