We are not listing foreigners, IEBC insists

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chief executive, Ezra Chiloba has dismissed  claims that the electoral agency was working with the National Intelligence Service to register foreigners as voters.

  • Electoral body refutes claims of listing foreigners in the ongoing mass voter registration
  • CEO  Ezra Chiloba asks politicians to desist from making such inflammatory  remarks
  • The agency  assures a clean voter register that will be used during the August General Election
  • Government has since defended the NIS from the opposition allegations

Speaking on Friday as he unveiled the commissions’  voters registration sensitisation caravan at Uhuru Park grounds in Nairobi, Chiloba said it was wrong for the political class to raise such allegations that could jeopardise the ongoing mass voter listing exercise.

He asked those with information of any anomalies in regard to the exercise to share it with the IEBC o report to the relevant investigative authorities.

"As a commission we have no information regarding claims made by the political class that we are registering foreign voters. Let those who have any information come forward or present it to investigative authorities, "

said Chiloba.

The caravan will transverse the various estates in the city before proceeding to other parts of the country.
Chiloba noted that the commission was now considering to introduce mobile voter registration for students, pastoralists and prisoners.

READ MORE: Opposition accuses IEBC of inflating numbers in favour of Jubilee strongholds

This will allow the group of Kenyans to have a chance to participate in the ongoing mass voter registration exercise which is expected to end on February 14th.

"We now have information of areas that our officers are experiencing hardships especially in pastoral areas. We are going to realise more kits and introduce mobile registration in the target areas, "

remarked the CEO

On Tuesday, opposition chief Raila Odinga  alleged that the intelligence unit has deployed Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits to Ethiopia and Uganda to register foreigners as voters.

READ MORE:IEBC seeks to register six million new voters

He claimed that the agency was also assisting citizens of these neighbouring countries to acquire Kenyan identification documents then helping them cross into Kenya and register as voters.

"The NIS is also interfering with the voter registration process by having youths whose data were collected through the dubious National Youth Service exercise over the last few years and registering them as voters, without their knowledge,"

Opposition Chief Raila Odinga claimed.

The former premier wholly placed blame on NIS for the multiple registrations, shared identity cards among other challenges being experienced in the voter registration exercise.

Raila further alleged that the same tactics were used by the intelligence agency in 2007 and 2013 to deny him victory in the presidential race.

The government has since dismissed the claims saying that they were part of the usual rhetoric of petty politics by the opposition.

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