Former Kenyan prime minister Raila Odinga asked the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Wednesday to employ both manual and computerized records for the election on August 9th.
Speaking in Kiambu County, Raila gave the IEBC a fresh deadline, stating that unless the manual register is used, there will be no elections.
Odinga claimed that failing to employ both an electronic and manual register would be a formula for vote fraud and accused his primary rival, Deputy President William Ruto, of planning a scheme to rig the election.
However, in response, the IEBC stated on Thursday that there was no need for a manual register because such register would not originate from the moon. Commissioner Abdi Guliye made this statement.
“The manual register will still be derived from the electronic register, which will be printed out in accordance with Azimio’s wishes; as a result, the register will be identical to that in the electronic register.
“A voter’s name is missing from the computer register and cannot be found in the manual register at the same time,” Guliye affirmed
Because of this, Guliye said, “the commission will use the electronic register. If a voter cannot be identified by fingerprints, he will be identified by entering his name and national identification card into the KIEMS kit.”