TWO BUSIA VOTERS PETITION IEBC OVER MISSING NAMES

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TWO BUSIA VOTERS PETITION IEBC OVER MISSING NAMES

 

Two voters  have  petitioned  the  IEBC Matayos constituency, Busia  County  to register them a fresh after their names  went missing  from the  voters registers .

Peter Nambia and Yunisi Onyango  went to Burumba Primary School to verify their biodata in the ongoing  voter verification exercise  only  to find their names missing from the register.

Matayos constituency Retuning Officer Cyril Etyang’ said the two voters were   given to fill form E; Notice of claims forms, adding that the claim shall be addressed within three days after  receipt of the  claim forms.

Etyang urged voters   to take an initiative of  verifying their Biometric data with the IEBC from the stations next to them to avoid  disappointment during the general elections when  they find their names missing.

Addressing the press in his office  on Tuesday, the  RO clarified on the objectives of the register verification and inspection  aimed at  dealing with challenges that arose from the second mass voter registration.

“We are currently involved in verification and inspection of registers.   We are dealing with challenges that emanated  from MVRII. We are also  working on objections and claims within the period of three days  upon receipt, ” Said Etyang.

Etyang  added that anyone who is a registered voter is entitled to go and verify his or her details.  He  cited limited support from the political class in mobilizing the  voters to turn up for the exercise.

”We have not had good support from political class may be owing to  their preoccupation in  the nomination exercise.   I know with time they will sensitize the voters on the need to verify their biodata

The RO clarified that with the verification it would cause a slight change in the number of  registered voters in the county that currently stands at 327,000. ” We expect at least  5%  increase (16,000) new voters to add onto the current 327,000 in the County.”

Etyang expressed his faith in the new technology machines that have not disappointed them citing the instance of Matayos where they have not experienced  technicalities right from the batteries, machines among others.

 

Photo: A voter Joseph Oduor (left) being attended by IEBC clerk at Busia Polytechnic on Tuesday in the ongoing voter verification exercise that entered day six on Tuesday. Voter Educator Stacy Anne looks on.

 

 

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