Hitches as Uasin Gishu Decides


4 Mar 04 2013

By Gideon Kiprop

UASIN GISHU, KENYA: The Independent
Electoral and Boundaries
Commission (IEBC) has directed
presiding officers to use manual
registers after the electronic voter
lists failed in numerous centers in Uasin Gishu County.

Speaking to the press IEBC
Vice Chair Lillian Mahiri-Zaja
assured voters that the exercise
will continue using the printed
voter lists.

“It appears that the poll book is
experiencing problems and we have
asked our officers to use the
printed register,” said Mahiri-Zaja

IEBC had earlier said that
they will use the electronic kits to
verify voters in the exercise.

A voter, Amos Komen at Kapsoya
polling station in Ainabkoi
constituency expressed
dissatisfaction after realising that
the BVR kits had failed, saying that
due to the failure it would be
difficult to detect multiple

At Seiyo polling station in
Kesses Constituency, BVR kit failed as
well as in various centres in Kesses.

In various other centres in the county, voters
have compalined that their details
can not be traced in the Biometric
kit, thus they are unable to vote.

IEBC had conducted biometric
voter listing from November 19th
to December 18th last year, a move
that was lauded as it would prevent
registration fraud.

However large voter turnout has been witnessed accross the county. Central Primary,MV Patel, Murgor Primary, Aturei,Kisangui and Chepkoilel Primary are among the poll centres where long qeues have been witnesses.



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