Ruto To Face Chebukati For Clearance After His Voter Register Manipulation Claims

Fridah Wangechi | 2 years ago
Deputy President William Ruto and IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati COURTESY

Deputy President William Ruto is expected to make his way to the Bomas of Kenya today, Saturday, June 4 to present his papers before the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chiefs for clearance ahead of the August 9 polls.

In the exercise led by IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati, the DP is expected to meet all the requirements issued by the electoral body to be allowed to contest for the country's top seat as has been the case for his fellow counterparts who have been cleared or barred from the race.

In this regard, the DP will be coming face to face with the commission's chairman days after making claims that he was privy to information that alleged that about a million voters from his strong holds had been expunged from the voter list as a ploy to rig the polls.

He was making the allegations at a meeting with European Union officials at his Karen residence where he vehemently claimed that the IEBC was being used by those within the government bent on threatening the democracy of the electorate and the transparency of the elections.

“There are functionaries in government who want to undermine the capacity of the IEBC. They want to go against the free and fair elections and that is unacceptable in Kenya,” he stated.

Chebukati on his part denied the claims stating that no data has been lost in the registers.

After the presentation of his papers, DP Ruto will proceed with his Kenya Kwanza team to the Kamkunji grounds for a major rally of Nairobi County where he seeks to drum up support for his Bottom Up economic agenda.

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