Nairobi, KENYA: Political leaders from Mandera county have faulted the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) over the missing of 50,000 names of voters from the commissions register.
Led by Mandera Senator Billow Kerrow, in a press briefing in Nairobi on Thursday, Kerrow noted that they are concerned about the matter and that they doubt the preparedness of the commission to handle elections.
“IEBC has interfered with the register list of all constituencies in Mandera county, even my own name is not there. This makes us to question them,” said Kerrow.
Kerrow, stated that the idea of erasing some voters from the register will disfranchise the people whose names are missing.
He however alluded that the case has been filed in court and that they will be waiting for the verdict that will determine the way forward, since his name and that of Mandera gubernatorial candidate Noor Hassan Noor are not there.
“We have gone to court and file the case over the issue to stop IEBC from being compromised.” Said Kerrow.
IEBC has however, down played the claims saying there was a timeline for the confirmation of voters register hence there complaints are not time bound.
Consequently, IEBC is still trying to stabilize the wrangle brought about by NASA over the tendering of printing of ballot papers given to Dubal based company AL ghurrair, that has prompted NASA to move to court over the matter.