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The lack of network in some areas is very suspicious

August 6, 2017 8:27 PM
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The lack of network in some areas is very suspicious

- The demands ranged from continuity of power supply during the polls to ways of ensuring successful biometric identification of voters.

The National Super Alliance has come up with yet more rigging claims barely 24 hours to the general elections following a release of a lost by the IEBC highlighting areas with poor network coverage.

Opposition now sense some foul play in the fact that the network issue is only being brought up a day to the general elections.

In a statement seen by, NASA co-principal and ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi has outlined several demands by the alliance to the IEBC to ensure transparency and credibility during the polls.

Among the demands includes a form of guarantee from ligting company Kenya power that there would be no power interruption on the day, which would otherwise lead to irregularities in the voting process.

1. IEBC ensures that ballot papers, KIEMS and all election materials arrive at respective polling stations across the country by 5pm tomorrow so as to guarantee that polls will open at 6am in every polling station on 8th August 2017. We have disturbing information that election materials designated for some NASA strongholds were until this morning still in the warehouse in Nairobi pointing to a clear plan by officers in the commission secretariat to sabotage this election.

2. IEBC assures the country that all KIEMS are loaded with the Register of Voters and that all SD cards are secured so as to guarantee successful biometric identification of voters.

3. That Kenya power and lighting company should provide uninterrupted power supply to the National Tallying centre at Bomas of Kenya to ensure smooth operations.

4. That the current skewed deployment of security officers at Bomas of Kenya be immediately withdrawn and a fresh deployment of security officers at the National tallying centre be done in a manner that reflects the diversity and character of our nation.

5. That we have credible information about covert meetings that the Commission CEO Ezra Chiloba has been having in a house in Kileleshwa with part of the secretariat staff and senior Jubilee operatives geared towards sabotaging the successful conduct of the elections by the Commission. We wish to remind Mr. Chiloba that any attempts to subvert the will of the people will be robustly resisted and he will be held accountable for all transgressions in the electoral process.

As reported earlier, the electoral body released a list of counties whose signals were comparatively lowere than In other areas, with 4G network being completely inaccessible.

Chairman Wafula Chebukati however assured that results would still be transmitted in timely fashion because according to him, a short distance shift to a stronger network area would result in transmission.


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