Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Activist interrupts IEBC meeting with Presidential aspirants

Drama ensued at Windor Hotel when activist Julius Kamau interrupted a meeting between the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) and Presidential aspirants.

The activists called for freedom and justice as he held a banner before IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati before he was whisked away by security personnel as he continued speaking.

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The Wednesday consultative meeting had been arranged by the electoral body who invited Azimio One Kenya Alliance presidential candidate Raila Odinga, Kenya Kwanza Alliance and Deputy President William Ruto, Roots party presidential candidate George Wajackoyah and Agano party presidential candidate David Mwaure.

Among key topics for discussion was the commission’s preparedness ahead of the elections, printing of the ballot papers, the voter register and the findings of an audit as conducted by KPMG.

Both Azimio and Kenya Kwanza had raised issues concerning the use of biometric system called on IEBC to incorporate the physical register as it would come handy incase of any challenges during the voting process.

IEBC promised availability of enough kits that will be used to replace any faulty ones that may be reported at the polling stations. The issue of network coverage was not left behind as it is essential during the transmission of results.

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