IEBC Quizzed Over Suspicious Mass Voter Transfer

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Written By John Mutiso 📝

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is on the spot over allegations of irregular mass voter transfer.

Voters registered at the St Monica Catholic Church polling station in Kitengela town are reported to have been transferred to Ereteti Polling Station which is 30 Kilometers away from the town.

According to the IEBC 2017 register, the polling station, which was recently de-gazetted and relocated to the new Likimani Public Primary School in the Kyangombe area, had the most populous polling station in the entire Kajiado East constituency, with 36,831 voters.

The polling station’s proximity to the town had made it the most preferred station for Kitengela residents over the years.

While voters at the polling stations are expected to be transferred to either Likimani Primary School or Utumishi Primary School Polling Stations, a portion of the voters have been transferred to Ereteti Polling Centre, which is 30 kilometers from town.

The voters are now accusing the IEBC of conspiring to illegally transfer them, potentially depriving them of their constitutional right to vote.

They have urged the electoral body to correct the problems so that all registered voters can vote free.

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