The Atheist Society of Kenya, Atheists in Kenya (AIK) has called on Kenyans to sign a petition seeking to have their names expunged from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) voters' register.
The anti-God society said it was targeting about 100,000 registered voters to sign the petition before it can be forwarded to the IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati on August 31.
Atheism activist Harrison Mumia said that many Kenyans are dissatisfied with how the electoral commission carried out the August 8th general election, saying that the exercise was not free, fair and transparent as the commission pledged before the election.
Mumia further called for a forensic audit on the August 8th general election by an independent body.
“We are persuaded that many Kenyans have lost trust in the IEBC and have a right to have their names expunged from the voters’ register,” he said.
“It is our position that the events before, during and after the elections did not lend themselves to the conduct of a free, fair, credible and transparent elections. We therefor demand for an audit of the entire process by an independent auditor.”
251 Kenyans have already appended their signatures on the petition that was posted online moments after the electoral commision declared the presidential elections results on Friday.
Those who have signed the petition alleged that IEBC, led by Chebukati and CEO Ezra Chiloba failed to convince Kenyans that President Uhuru Kenyatta won the election in a free and fair manner.
“The election wasn't fair and credible as per my view. One cannot start winning from the start to end without change and a difference of 11 per cent from the word go. Secondly deploying police officers to kill innocent Kenyans, children, men and women is not acceptable,” Esther Achieng Omolo wrote.
“I would like to join the movement [for] getting our names from IEBC (voters’ list). I took six hours voting and that seemed not to work,” Moses Njeru said.
Chebukati declared Uhuru the winner of the election after garnering 8,203,290 votes, representing 54.27 per cent of the votes cast, to Opposition leader Raila Odinga's 6,762,224 votes (44.74 per cent of the votes cast).