Deputy President William Ruto has made a shocking assertion that at least one million voters in his strongholds had been purged from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) voter rolls.
Ruto alleged that the names of his supporters inexplicably vanished from the IEBC voters register less than 69 days before the August 9 votes at a meeting with European Union Ambassadors at his Karen mansion earlier today.
The IEBC system was hacked by the so-called Deep State, according to Ruto, and his voters were removed from the register.
He called on the European Union and other stakeholders to join in and help the country deliver a free, fair and credible election.
“We will take a position as a party, we are writing to the IEBC as you have seen in the media that there was an attempt to obliterate names from the IEBC register and so far, almost 800,000 names, about 1,000,000 names have somehow disappeared from the register and it is in the public domain. I think the IEBC has stated that they are doing some remedial steps,” he stated.
“Many of those names are people from what we consider our strongholds so there is a clear attempt to try some monkey games. We don’t believe they will succeed but they are a source of concern to Kenyans,” he reiterated.
The DP also called out the ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru for predicting that Raila Odinga would win the elections in round one, terming the statement as concerning.
“Attempts like this are dangerous, especially when certain public figures brag about having the so-called system and deep state to control elections.” We are ready to collaborate with the IEBC and others to ensure that credible elections are held.”
“We expect everyone interested, including the EU, to try to obtain as many details as possible, both from the IEBC and from these public officials, on what this is all about,” the DP stated.