Raila Odinga, the presidential candidate for the Azimio-One Kenya Alliance, has once again given the electoral commission a deadline by stating that there will be no elections unless the manual register is used.
Wednesday, as he sought to rally support for his presidential campaign, Raila claimed that failure to employ both an electronic and handwritten register would be a recipe for vote fraud.
He said that William Ruto, the deputy president who is his top rival, had hatched a scheme to rig the election.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) must have a manual registry in every single voting place, Raila argued.
In addition, he stated that “it is not negotiable; a manual record is required in addition to the electronic register; otherwise, no elections.”
Ruto, who is running against him on behalf of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party, has rejected the use of a manual register and stated that he agrees with the IEBC that only an electronic register should be used.
“My rival has sensed defeat, which is why he’s now talking about a plan to rig the elections,”
Ruto declared, “We oppose the use of a manual register.”