It is on a Thursday morning and politics in the country are nearing a homestretch. On Wednesday, all presidential candidates booked a date with IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati to discuss the commission’s preparedness to handle the oncoming polls.
Among the things discussed is the re-introduction of a manual register for the identification of voters. Whereas the IEBC had insisted that it will only use Electronic voter identification, Raila Odinga pushed for the use of a manual register as a backup.
It is a suggestion that the commission bowed to but said it will be used only as a last resort in case of a technology breakdown.
However, Ruto and his team seem to be having a different line of thought. While giving his submissions at the meeting, the DP said that whereas his Kenya Kwanza Alliance also roots for the provision of the manual register to complement the electronic one, his camp would not have an issue with the electronic document if the IEBC puts in place sufficient safeguards.
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