Principal Secretary for the Interior Karanja Kibicho has addressed claims that the administration of President Uhuru Kenyatta is purchasing voter ID cards through local officials in order to deny Deputy President William Ruto some significant votes on August 9.
Speaking to the media on Saturday, Kibicho rejected the accusations, calling them useless and unfounded.
“Proposals that we are purchasing ID cards are simply pointless and unfounded. We don’t need to buy ID cards for people, and I don’t know why we would ever use them, said Kibicho.
The Kenya Kwanza Alliance-affiliated politicians made the accusations, claiming that the government was rigging the forthcoming general election by utilizing local officials.
Wafula Chebukati, the chairman of the IEBC, stated on Thursday of last week that the electoral commission had been made aware of individuals who were purchasing identification cards from voters.
Chebukati stated that Hillary Mutyambai, the Inspector General of Police, had been notified of the situation and that appropriate action will be taken.
The IG has been informed, and appropriate action will be taken, according to Chebukati. “It has come to our attention that there are some people who are going around buying IDs from voters.