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Raila Threatens to Boycott August 9 General Election as He Issues Demands to Chebukati

Raila Amolo Odinga, the former Prime Minister, said he would not vote in the August 9 general election at a campaign rally in President Uhuru Kenyatta's home county of Kiambu on Wednesday, July 6. The presidential candidate for the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition has said that he will not vote if the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission does not use a manual register. Raila Odinga said that both electronic and paper voter registers should be used by the body in charge of elections. He also said that there would be no election on August 9 if the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission did not follow the rules.

The Azimio presidential candidate said that both paper and electronic voter registers must be available because people might try to mess with the voting.

"With a handwritten register, it will be easy to find out how many people voted at each polling place. There is no record left in the electronic register. Raila Odinga said, "This is why we say that there must be a manual register at every polling station." If there isn't, there won't be an election. "

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