UPDATE 1 Aug. 20:30GMT Press coverage indicates a major credibility challenge for the IEBC over the voter registration issue. Both the Daily Nation and the Standard lead stories report that the failure of the tender for the biometric registration system is being attributed in part to “boardroom wars” between the Commission and its Chairman Hassan on the one hand, and the Secretariat led by Chief Executive James Oswago.
The Standard reports that Speaker Kenneth Marende has ordered a Parliamentary inquiry into the failed tender which is to report back in 14 days.
See also: Daily Nation, “Fraud fears as IEBC turns to old poll kit”.
Kenya falls back to manual electoral register — Daily Nation. After civil society groups and others raised concerns about the evaluation of tenders and the qualifications of the vendor selected, the IEBC has acted quickly to move on with critical election preparations. Maintaining public confidence is crucial, as is the schedule, with some members of Parliament suggesting slipping the election date. This–sticking with the manual registration system that worked for the constitutional referendum–seems the safest course.
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If i have registered in isiolo and shifted to nairobi will my new biometric registered card be changed to my new constituency?
Hassan, good question, but I don’t think I should attempt to give you advice on this. I have tried unsuccessfully to access the IEBC website. You better check directly with the IEBC–perhaps at the local registration centre in your new constituency to be sure you are registered properly.