August 9

Azimio will not participate in elections if IEBC does not avail manual register – Raila

Wednesday, July 6th, 2022 18:36 | By
ODM Leader Raila Odinga with IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati during a past meeting PHOTO/Courtesy

Azimio la Umoja- OKA has threatened to boycott the upcoming presidential elections should the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission fail to avail a manual voter register.

The coalition’s presidential candidate Raila Odinga stated that failure by IEBC to avail a manual voters register will see the political formation boycott the elections that are slated for August 9.

“Manual register is a must at every polling station. It is not negotiable and we are telling the IEBC that manual registers are a must along with biometric identification of voter’s failure to which there will be no elections,” Odinga said.

Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga
Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga during a past campaign event. PHOTO/Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga)/Twitter.

He made the statement in the wake of a back and forth between the coalition and the electoral agency over gray areas they feel the commission must address to guarantee free, fair and credible elections.

Azimio's ultimatums to Chebukati

In their list of demands to the Chebukati-led commission, Azimio wants the polls body to provide, among other things, a list of all polling stations together with their geo-reference, information on Kenya Integrated Election Management System (KIEMS) kits, training of election officials, and election management.

The Raila Odinga-led camp also wants to know the measures taken against IEBC officials implicated in the irregular transfer of voters.

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