The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) have pushed the gazettement of the Voter’s Register to 20th June to rectify existing irregularities.
According to IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati, the postponement comes due to implementation of preliminary audit findings from KPMG on the register.
“The Commission has decided to address the findings before certifying the register for publication on 20th June 2022,” Chebukati said.
Chebukati says the irregularities were discovered during an audit by the KPMG.
He further said 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.
The IEBC chairman further said a total of 164,269 registrations with voter records with invalid identification documents (IDs and Passports) have to be addressed before certification and publishing of the register.
His sentiments come after IEBC CEO Marjan H. Marjan said a Communication Authority of Kenya report indicates that 1,111 polling stations lack 3G networks 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.
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
At the same time, Chebukati says the Disputes Resolution Committee has received 160 disputes after the 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.