There could be up to 1.3 million dead voters in the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) voters roll, an audit firm contracted to inspect the register has revealed.
However, as an immediate measure, KPMG has recommended that IEBC expunges 92,277 names of the voters registered because it is clear that they had died according to data provided by the Civil Registration Department (CRS).
But the audit firm suspects that the could be more that a million “dead voters” in the register as it was unable to conclude their status because of incomplete records at the CRS.
“In the period November 2012 to December 2016, of the expected deaths, CRS data indicates that 1,534,009 were aged 18 years and above, and of these, only 621,832 were registered,” KMPG says in its report.
KPMG says at the time of preparing the audit report, CRS had provided to them a list containing 435,175 dead people of all ages and that out of the number, only 196,988 records had complete details which could be used as a reference to the register of voters.