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No dead voter will vote in Nairobi, Kidero vows

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has vowed to “lock up” Langata cemetry on August 8 to ensure no dead voter “leaves” there to cast his or her vote.

Speaking while on a campaign trail in Nairobi over the weekend, Kidero who is seeking to retain his seat, cheekily explained this as the only way Nairobi  can have a free and fair election.

“Nairobians don’t need to worry. On August 8, I will lock up Langata cemetry and even send guards there to guard and ensure no dead voter leaves there for the whole day,” Kidero said with a touch of humour.

Kidero’s sentiments come amid consistent reports suggesting dead voters are still included in the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commision voters register.

For example, opposition leader Raila Odinga has recently claimed that his deceased son Fidel Odinga’s name is still in the register and eligible to vote.

Kidero is being challenged by among others Jubilee Party’s Mike Mbuvi Sonko and Independent candidates Miguna Miguna and Peter Kenneth for the top Nairobi seat in the polls.