Revealed: Number of Shared Registration Documents in IEBC Records

January 25, 2017

Following the discovery of shared identification numbers in the ongoing mass voter registration exercise, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has revealed that there is a total of 128,926 records of shared registration documents.

The most recent case indicated that CORD leader Raila Odinga shared ID card number with a woman, an anomaly which has since been rectified.

Before that, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka discovered the same anomaly at a voter registration center at Wagberi Primary School in Wajir East Constituency, during his tour of Wajir County last week.

IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati said the anomalies are attributed to data entry errors at the time of registration, possible use of one ID to register more than once, attempted registration of more than one person using same ID as well as shared National ID numbers.

“The Commission is working closely with National Registration Bureau (NRB) to clean up all the shared IDs.  In addition, a team of Registration officers and ICT operators are conducting further cleanup,” said Chebukati.

Mr Chebukati added that the provisional register will be availed to members of the public for verification once the voter enlistment exercise is over.

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