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Kenyans React to Reports That ID Printing Machine Has Broken Down Ahead of 2022 Elections

Reports have come out indicating that the machine that produces national identity cards has broken down, leaving many Kenyans without the crucial document. A city lawyer tweeted this morning indicating that 2022 election candidates should be worried.

"Does your favorite candidate for election know that Business Daily reported a breakdown of Kenya’s ID printing machine for most of 2021 which has left millions of Kenyans without IDs, making them ineligible to register as voters and vote in 2022 General Elections?" Esther Ang'awa stated.

The retired Chief Justice Willy Mutunga was concerned that it might be a strategy to compromise the next general elections. "Rigging of the vote already on course?" He asked.

Kenyans were divided on the issue, some indicating that they applied for a replacement and were out within weeks while others said theirs were still pending. Without the ID, it is difficult to get government services as well as services from the private sector. Below are some of the feedback received from netizens.

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