Court directs IEBC to supply ODM with complete voter register ahead of Kibra by-elections on Thursday

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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,6TH NOV 2019-The independent Electoral and boundaries commission (IEBC) has been  ordered  to supply ODM with the complete voter register with voters’ IDs in compliance with the law.

This comes moments after IEBC   said it will be a challenge to comply with the order and requested for 10 days.

The commission said materials have already been taken to Kibra and it will be a challenge to supply the voter register.

“If we are to print the register, then it will be a great challenge. We cannot contact Delarue in the next two hours,” the IEBC’s lawyer said.

The commission wanted a stay of the judgement.

However, ODM opposed it, arguing that the process is an automated one and that the IEBC need only click a button and all information will be availed.

“The arguments are evasive, if you grant orders of stay you would basically have declared your judgement redundant,” ODM’s lawyer said.

Justice James Makau declined to issue a stay of the judgement and IEBC has a few hours before Thursday morning to comply with the orders of the court.

ODM had sued the IEBC, saying the commission had provided an incomplete voter register.

The Orange party had said the ID numbers provided were incomplete.

Going by the court’s ruling  ODM secretary general Edwin Sifuna said the party was ready to pick the register, even if IEBC provided it at midnight

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