IEBC Postpones Voter Register Publication

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The Independent Boundaries and Electoral Commission has postponed the gazettement of the voter register to 20th June.

The IEBC boss Wafula Chebukati said the auditing firm KPMG noticed anomalies that have to be corrected before publication.

“We were supposed to publish the final voter register by June 9. However, due to the implementation of preliminary audit findings, the commission seeks more time to address the findings,” Chebukati said.

According to the KPMG audit report, the register has 246,465 deceased voters, 481,711 duplicate records, and 226,143 voters registered with IDs that don’t belong to them.

They further revealed that 164,269 people were registered with voter records with invalid identification documents (IDs and Passports).

Addressing the press at the Bomas of Kenya, the IEBC chairman said the commission decided to push the publication to address the findings in the next 12 days.

“Due to the implementation of these preliminary audit findings on the register, the commission has decided to address the findings prior to certifying the register for publication,” said Chebukati.

Chebukati also revealed that there will be a stakeholders meeting before the register is released on the announced date.

KPMG Head of Advisory Gerald Kasimu who was also present during the briefing recommended that the issue of voters being transferred from areas they registered to where they are not willing to vote from, should be addressed by the commission.

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