Was this NYS official registering voters in Runda church? – PHOTOS
A National Youth Service (NYS) official was nearly lynched after members of the public caught him registering persons at a Church in Runda estate, Nairobi.
It is alleged that the NYS personnel were caught at PCEA Beula Church in Runda and were later handed over to police at the Runda police station.
But a statement from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) refuted the claims the kits being used by the alleged NYS personnel belong to the Ministry of Devolution and Planning.
“The Ministry has confirmed that it has been carrying out NYS Cohort Biometric Registration but not registration of voters,” said Andrew Limo, IEBC media and communications manager.
“We believe that the NYS biometric cohort registration was ill-timed especially when the Commission is undertaking voter registration campaign. Even as the investigations continue, the Commission has requested the Ministry of Devolution and Planning to suspend the NYS Cohort Biometric Registration until the process of preparing the register of voters has been completed.”
Opposition leaders have alleged that Jubilee has put in place an elaborate plan to rig the August 2017 election.
Read the full IEBC statement here:
Preliminary information indicates that the kits in Runda were for NYS Cohort Biometric Registration but not registration of voters. pic.twitter.com/N1nl2053HL
— IEBC (@IEBCKenya) February 13, 2017