At least 250,000 names of persons believed to be dead have been found on Kenya’s Voters Register.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of Kenya made this known in its audit findings sighted by African Entertainment on its Twitter page.
— IEBC (@IEBCKenya) June 8, 2022
According to IEBC in its audit report, around half a million more voters were found to have duplicate records.
The audit report revealed that more than 226,000 people were registered using documents that do not belong to them.
It indicated further that several other individuals registered with invalid documents to vote.
According to IEBC chairman, Wafula Chebukati, due to the “implementation of the preliminary audit findings” the commission would delay certifying the final register for publication.
African Entertainment understands that the Commission was scheduled to publish the voters register today, Thursday, June 9, 2022.
However, due to the anomalies, the Commission says it has extended the time for the publication of the register to June 20, this year.
African Entertainment has gathered that global audit firm, KPMG was the company hired to undertake the audit of the voters register.
IEBC says it was making efforts to address the findings of KPMG, hence the delay in publishing the voters register.
Kenya is going to the polls on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.
At least four presidential candidates have been cleared to run in the election – David Mwaure, George Wajackoyah, Raila Odinga and William Ruto.
The East African nation experienced deadly electoral violence in 2007 due to elections irregularities.
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