Ngei Residents Decry Hectic Demands by IEBC on Voter Transfer
Ngei residents Huruma Ward Mathare Constituency have now raised an alarm over demands by Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission IEBC for them to transfer their votes.
Geita Nakumu told Ghetto Radio News that he was denied to transfer his vote to Ngei ward because he lacked electricity payment receipts for the last 6 months requested by the IEBC officials.
“It has been a ping pong game at first they told us to bring a letter from the chief but when we availed the letter the same officers changed mind asking me to bring another letter from village elder…the third time they told me to avail electricity payment receipts. I think this is not right and the commission must come out clear on what documents one need before he or she can transfer her vote.” Geita told Ghetto Radio News.
Meanwhile Ngei ward MCA Redson Otieno has warned the IEBC officials over the same.
‘”This is total frustration. If they can’t register those with letters from chief what proof again required in this process ..we shall not allow such to continue voting is our right IEBC is the facilitator.” Redson said.
When launching voter registration in Nairobi ODM leader Raila Odinga said his party was targeting five hundred thousand new voters.
Mathare Constituency is one of his major stronghold.
“I cancelled all my programs today just to be with in this important function…Vote is the most vital weapon that dictate takes power..I want to urge our people mainly our youths to come out and register …you have a problem where you stay no jobs,no food so we can only change all these when we have votes and elect the correct leaders,” Raila said.