Ekuru Aukot calls for destruction of 1.2 million extra ballot papers

Governor ballot papers are offloaded after they arrived in the country on July 19, 2017. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA:  Thirdway Alliance Presidential candidate Ekuru Aukot has urged the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to destroy the 1.2 million extra ballot papers meant for the August 8th polls.

In a media briefing in Nairobi, Aukot said it is incorrect for the commission to entangle the 1.2 million extra ballot papers in 48,000 polling stations.

“IEBC should destroy the extra ballot papers before they are dispatched to the polling station.” Aukot said

He argued that such ballot papers might be wasted indicating that the extra ballot papers might not be justified in the incoming elections .

He urged Kenyans to embrace peace as the country gears towards the August polls insisting that the people should practice their democratic right.

Aukot condemned the killing of IEBC’S ICT manager Christopher Musando urging the security agencies to fast track the case and bring to book the people behind his death.

He faulted the security agencies for failing to act on threats which Musando has been allegedly receiving, indicating that no action was taken.

“Chris had reported to the police about the death threats he had received but it is now evident that no action was taken or at the very least the matter was not given attention it deserved.” Aukot said.

He urged the IEBC team to remain steadfast and make sure that election technology is not tampered with, in order to deliver a credible elections come August 8th.