IEBC Meets The Four Presidential Candidates

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IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati. Image Courtesy

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is meeting the  four presidential candidates over the printing of ballot papers and voter register

The four Azimio La Umoja Presidential Candidate Raila Odinga, United democratic Alliance (UDA) Presidential Candidate William Ruto, Roots Party Presidential Candidate Prof George Wajackoyah and Agano Party Presidential candidate David Mwaura were invited by the commission for a consultative meeting slated for this morning.

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The Wafula Chebukati commission invited the presidential candidates to discuss issues relating to elections, among the issues to be discussed include IEBC’s failure to make public a KPMG audit report, transmission of poll results, and illegal transfer of voters

The meeting comes days after Raila Odinga’s chief legal advisor Paul Mwangi wrote to IEBC demanding answers on issues it says the commission has not addressed and has written a letter on the same.

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“There is a very slow response at answering questions that have been asked, we are not getting as much information as we have gotten in previous elections. The Chairman, last time when he held a media briefing, said they had identified people that tried to sabotage the system and he promised that he was going to reveal who they were and what action they had taken, till now those questions have not been answered we do not know where the printing is taking place,” said Mwangi.

Mwangi told Chebukati that Due to technology failure that arose in in 2013, he said that the technology might fail again

“In this election we already have the first incident of sabotage, we are told that somebody did manage to enter the system and transfer almost a million voters into different locations…so it is very conceivable that one can sabotage that technology, and the problem is if you sabotage the technology, then on that day it means that some polling stations will simply not operate because they will not have a physical register and any working machines,” stated lawyer Mwangi.

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