There has been a discussion on the use of a manual voter register on the voting day. This question was brought up by Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition party flag bearer Raila Odinga as he was being cleared by IEBC. That where a voter can't be identified electronically, they can do so manually. However, IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati insisted that only electronic system will be used.
On that note, Makueni county outgoing senator and gubernatorial aspirant Mutula Kilonzo Jr has opened up on the same. As reported by TV 47, Kilonzo has rubbished the idea of using a manual way. According to him, that is what brings votes rigging. He said;
"Anything to do with manual will cause problems, we will refuse it, and that is the sole reason why the supreme Court nullified the 2017 Presidential Election."
He added that he is aware that some places do not have internet coverage, however, that should not be the loophole to use the manual system. They should come up with a way that will help to ensure that the process done is very transparent. That in 2017, the manual way is the reason why the supreme court ordered that elections should be repeated. That in a manual way, there are many loopholes for malpractice.
That the law should be read especially section 44 of the elections act and it should also be implemented. One of the things that bring peace during elections is transparency. Lacka of transparency may bring the country into problems. He therefore asked Wafula Chebukati to comply with the law and make sure that he does what is required on the election day to avoid problems.
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