IEBC set to make corrections to voters’ register
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has delayed the publishing of the voters’ register, to 20th June to make corrections.
IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati says the anomalies were discovered during and audit by the KPMG.
“Due to implementation of preliminary audit findings from KPMG on the register, the Commission has decided to address the findings prior to certifying the register for publication on 20th June 2022,” he said.
The Commission is scheduled to receive the final audit report on 16th June 2022 and thereafter engage stakeholders on the final register of voters on 17th June 2022
According to Chebukati, “The Commission received a preliminary audit report from KPMG which included 246,465 deceased voters, 481,711 duplicate records and 226,143 voters registered with IDs that don’t validly belong to them, 164,269 registrations with voter records with invalid identification documents (IDs and Passports) that have to be addressed prior to certification and publishing of the register.”
At the same time, Chebukati says the Disputes Resolution Committee has received 160 disputes after Registration of Candidates candidate, which ended on Tuesday 7th June 2022 and it will begin hearings on 10th June 2022 for 10 days at Milimani Law Court.
IEBC CEO Marjan H. Marjan said a Communication Authority of Kenya report indicates that 1,111 polling stations lack 3G network and IEBC is in the process of finalizing the data to map out stations affected.
Marjan said the Commission will use satellite modems to transmit results from the affected areas.