Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto alleges that there is a scheme by the Jubilee administration to rig the next month’s elections using the provincial administration.
Speaking in Rongai in Nakuru County, the Chama Cha Mashinani party leader said that there was an on-going scheme in which Chiefs and Deputy County Commissioners are collecting voters’ details from Kenyans without disclosing the intention of the exercise.
The National Super Alliance (NASA) principal said that chiefs have been spotted compiling a list of voters’ including their names, identification numbers and polling stations where they are registered.
"The provincial administrators are collecting signatures and ID numbers for 50 voters from each polling station in a number of counties. This could be one of the strategies the Jubilee government is planning to use to ensure they win unfairly," said Rutto.
Rutto challenged the government to come out clean and explain what the suspicious exercise was for, especially coming only a month to the general election.
"50 votes’ per polling station means a lot for every political seat. If this is not a plan by Jubilee to have these people vote for them prior to the actual polls the government should clearly and publicly state the purpose for such records," said Rutto.
He called on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to identify an alternative firm to print the presidential ballot printing tender that has no political affiliation.
"It is good that through the court we learnt that the tendering did not follow the due process. The Al Ghurair Company has a history with the Jubilee administration which made other candidates feel insecure," he said.