IEBC to investigate voter bribery

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has said it has launched investigations into the alleged transportation of voters from one electoral area to another.

Speaking to the media, IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati intimated that the commission has received complaints of voter transfer with voters being bribed in a bid to initiate the transfer.

“Kenyans are allowed to register anywhere, the decision to transfer to a particular electoral area should not be done under undue influence or any form of bribery,” Chebukati warned.

The commission now says that it has deployed investigation to ascertain these claims.

“Such conduct amounts to an electoral offence,” said Chebukati

This comes barely two days after Senator Kagwe claimed that some politicians are behind the massive transfer of voters from Nyeri County for purposes of benefiting during the nomination process and warned residents of the repercussions of transferring voters to other counties on the presidential race outcome in the forthcoming August 8 General Election.

Barely a week ago, residents of Mweiga in Kieni Constituency, Nyeri County raised alarm over claims that voters are being exported to Tigithi Ward in Laikipia County.

The residents accused Tigithi Ward MCA aspirant Caesar Thinwa of giving voters Ksh500 in order for them to change their place of voting to Laikipia.

 

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