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Chebukati Is Not Competent Enough To Referee 2022 General Election (Opinion)

I have been saying that under Wafula Chebukati, IEBC cannot be expected to deliver a free and fair election.

One of the planks of a free and fair election is to make sure that at least 95%% of those required to vote is registered as voters by voting day.

When Wafula Chebukati was hired by IEBC as Chairman, he found the difficult work of registering voters already done by his predecessors. He found voters register with 19M voters.

Five years later, there are slightly above 6M people out there, the Majority who have hit the age of majority, who are supposed to be registered as Voters.

Now, Wafula Chebukati was given the funds required to put all those people into the register. But the colourless, unimaginative and uncreative Wafula, thinks that registration of new young voters is just hiring clerks and stationing them at trading centres, waiting for the youngsters to avail themselves for registration.

Those youngsters won't visit those IEBC stands for registration because, IEBC is not conducting public education, sensitisation and targeted communication directed at these youngsters so that they can know that it's an important civic duty to register and vote in the general election.

One of the biggest platform to disseminate public education sensitisation and targeted communication to youngsters about the importance of registering as a voter and voting are social media.

IEBC has a very fat budget for communication. But where are they directing the funds which are supposed to be directed in the most effective mode of communication targeting the new potential voters? No one knows.

If IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati will not have registered at least 60% of potential news voters by the end of the current registration exercise, then he should do the honorary thing and resign

Lack of registration of at least 75% of the new voters can make the Supreme Court annul next year's general election.

To sum up, IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati is not qualified enough to referee next general polls.

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