IEBC publishes verified BBI signatures for public scrutiny

IEBC published the signatures with names of people who signed and their counties.

In Summary

• 400 clerks had been hired to burn the midnight oil to ensure the task is completed in a fortnight.

• Last week, the electoral agency dismissed claims it was sabotaging the verification of signatures to back the proposed Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati, Commissioner Prof. Abdi Guliye and Acting CEO Marjan Hussein Marjan when they isnpected the ongoing BBI Supporters verification exercise at the Bomas of Kenya on January 19, 2021. .
IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati, Commissioner Prof. Abdi Guliye and Acting CEO Marjan Hussein Marjan when they isnpected the ongoing BBI Supporters verification exercise at the Bomas of Kenya on January 19, 2021. .
Image: IEBC

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has published the verified BBI signatures for public scrutiny.

The commission published the signatures on Thursday with names of people who signed, their counties, constituency and polling stations.

The process allows voters to verify that their details have not been used without their consent.

"Anyone who has been captured as a supporter without consent can report to the commission by writing to the AG commission secretary/CEO indicating their objections," chairman Wafula Chebukati said.

The duly signed objection letter containing name ID number and contact telephone number should either be scanned and emailed to [email protected] or dropped at the IEBC Offices by Monday January 25.

Kenyans can check their details through two files located on the links below:

https://www.iebc.or.ke/Building_Bridges_Initiative_File_1.pdf

https://www.iebc.or.ke/Building_Bridges_Initiative_File_2.pdf

400 clerks had been hired to burn the midnight oil to ensure the task is completed in a fortnight.

The clerks were sworn in and took the oath of secrecy on December 30 last year before their orientation and training.

They were paid Sh1,200 per day; altogether they will be paid Sh480,000 per day.

They sorted, scrutinised, verified and authenticated the list of registered voters backing the BBI referendum bill.

Last week, the electoral agency dismissed claims it was sabotaging the verification of signatures to back the proposed Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati termed the sentiments by Suna East MP Junet Mohamed – a strong Raila ally – as completely false and unfortunate.

Junet, who is BBI secretariat co-chairman, said they suspected the delay was deliberate.

The lawmaker termed it an attempt by the commission to scuttle the process, saying the grumbles by the commission over cash were part of the alleged scheme.

IEBC, in its January 8 update on the verification, said they had captured 544,624 records – being above 50 per cent of the required one million signatures.