Voter registration material stolen from IEBC recovered

BY NAMULONNGO PETER,NAIROBI,12TH FEB,2017-Police on Sunday  recovered voter registration materials stolen from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and arrested three suspects in connection with the incident.

Nairobi County commander Japheth Koome said that the suspects were found with 33 voter registration forms in Eastleigh.

On its Twitter page, IEBC clarified claims propagated on social media as to the actual events that occurred.

“They are in custody for being in possession of copies of transfer forms and not biometric voter registration kit as alleged.”

Initial reports on social media alleged that BVR kits that were stolen during a raid on Arabia Administration Police camp last week had been recovered in Eastleigh.

 

However, Mr Koome also said that beside the forms, no other IEBC equipment has been recovered.

There have been numerous concerns from both the ruling Jubilee government and Opposition Cord that the registration process has been compromised.

Both sides have directed the commission to fix the problems before the elections scheduled for August 8.

 

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) said it is unlawful for anyone to engage in electoral activities without the agency’s authority.

The commission further said  investigations are under way, therefore, Kenyans should maintain calm.

They are being held at Pangani police station.

The mass voter registration exercise is will be concluded on Tuesday.

Addressing a a press conference at Nairobi’s Pangani police station, IEBC chief executive officer Ezra Chiloba said 83 IDs were also found.

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