480000 Kenyans have their fate hanging on the decisions of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission after the agency concluded the cleanup of its register. The elections body established that the 480000 Kenyans had registered as voters more than once in violation of the elections act.
IEBC boss , Wafula Chebukati (photo).
The alleged voters may have intentionally applied for registration twice as voters contrary to the requirements of the IEBC. The elections act warns Kenyans against any attempt to register multiple times as this interferes with the body's operations.
The laws is clear what is required of voters and the consequences that come with the violation of the such laws.
According to the Elections Act , any voter who applies twice is liable to imprisonment for a period of 6 years , fine of 1 million shillings or both. They also risk being banned from voting for a period of 10 years which is equivalent to two voting times .
The law give tough measures in a bid to ensure that the electioneering process becomes free, credible and fair.
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