IEBC Asks Kenyans to Report Identities Stolen in BBI Process

  • IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati at the commission's office at Anniversary Towers in Nairobi in June 2017.
    IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati at the commission's office at Anniversary Towers in Nairobi in June 2017.
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  • The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has published the list of verified Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) signatures for public scrutiny.

    In a notice seen by Kenyans.co.ke, IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati urged Kenyans to verify whether their signatures were taken without their consent.

    He noted that those who wish to file their complaints would do so by reporting to the commission.

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    IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati speaking at the Law Society of Kenya annual Cocktail event at Intercontinental Hotel in December 2018.
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    "Anyone who has been captured as a supporter without their consent can report to the Commission by writing to the AG Commission Secretary/ CEO indicating their objections,” read part of the notice.

    According to the electoral body, the duly signed objection letter should contain name, ID number and telephone number of those having complaints.

    The letter should either be scanned and emailed to RPIT@iebc.or.ke or dropped at the IEBC offices Anniversary Towers 7th floor.

    The body noted that the letters should be filed latest by 5 pm on Monday, January 25.

    IEBC had launched the verification of 4.4 million signatures submitted to the IEBC by the BBI team on December 30, 2020.

    Initially, the commission had halted the process noting that they would not proceed until the Treasury released funds. 

    It then requested Ksh241 million for the exercise which Chebukati indicated was meant to hire and train clerks who were to verify the signatures. 

    However, the National Treasury released Ksh93 million for the verification process. 

    Soon after, the cleanup exercise began as IEBC embarked on the cleanup exercise to remove incomplete records, duplicates and those not on the Register of voters.

    Former IEBC Commissioner Roselyn Akombe (left), Chairman Wafula Chebukati and former CEO Ezra Chiloba,
    Former IEBC Commissioner Roselyn Akombe (left), Chairman Wafula Chebukati and former CEO Ezra Chiloba.
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