Wiper Party has now accused the Jubilee administration of registering 1 million ghost workers on other people’s accounts with the sole aim of rigging the August 8 General Elections.
Citing the case of Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka where his national ID number was used to register another voter, Secretary General Hassan Omar linked the move to a vote-rigging scam.
This happened as the Independent Election and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) attributed the registration of Salome Wanjiru Njoroge to a data entry error.
But Omar argued that this was the reason Jubilee was determined to amend the law to put in place the manual voting system to allow “ghost” voters like Wanjiru to participate in the August 8 exercise.
He maintained that Cord will not accept any form of vote rigging in the coming polls and called for a quick taking of office by the Wafula Chebukati-led commission to restore confidence in the country’s electoral commission.
“We will not condone any machinations that might lead to election rigging. It was extremely shocking that while in Wajir on Wednesday our party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, found out that he shared an ID number with a Salome Wanjiru Njoroge who was born in 1993,” said Omar.
The anomaly was discovered on Wednesday when the former Vice President tried using IEBC’s confirmation code to verify his registration status with through short code, 22462.
In its official twitter handle, IEBC acknowledged the mix-up and moved fast to assure voters that it will give ample time for verification and register inspection to correct any anomaly.
“We are looking into the alleged mix up in regard to Hon Musyoka’s registration. No cause for alarm. Register will be credible and verifiable,” said the electoral Commission in a statement
The Commission admitted that there are numerous cases of shared IDs in the register of voters’ database, an issue they have raised with the Kenya Registration Bureaus on the potential ID duplicates.
“This case should be because of data entry errors at the point of registration or genuine sharing of ID numbers. Since voters are identified using biometric features on voting day, no legitimately registered voters can be disenfranchised,” explained the polls body.