National Super Alliance (NASA) flag bearer Raila Odinga has asked the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to be serious about the voters register.
The former Prime Minister said that his late son, Fidel Odinga’s name was still in the voters’ register, even after an audit by KPMG to identify and expunge dead persons from the list.
A total of 88,602 dead persons were removed from the register following the audit, bringing the total number of registered voters in the August 8 polls to 19,611,423.
In an interview with Radio Maisha on Tuesday, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader said that the opposition had no confidence that the Electoral Commission will hold a free, fair and credible election.
"The name of my late son Fidel is still in the IEBC register. Watu wetu wako macho. Wanafuatilia kila kitu ambacho IEBC inafanya. IEBC wako na changamoto kubwa ya kuhakikisha uchaguzi ni mzuri," he said in Kiswahili.
This translates to: "Our people are keenly monitoring what the IEBC is doing. The commission has the tough task of making sure the poll is smooth."
The Opposition chief further accused the government of declaring some areas in the country as violence hot spots to prevent Kenyans from voting.
"Hii ni ujanja ya kuleta polisi kwa wingi ili watu wakuwe na hofu. Hii ni njama imepangwa. Nakumbuka walikuwa Embakasi barracks kufanya huo mpango wa kuleta virugu," Raila said.
"This is a trick to deploy many police officers so voters are scared...this was planned. I remember they went to Embakasi barracks to effect the plan to cause chaos."
"Tunaona serikali inasema kutakuwa na ghasia. Sisi si watu wakutaka fujo...hii ni njama ya kutisha wananchi wasiende kupiga kura (The government says there will be violence. We are not the type of people who promote chaos...this is a scheme to scare voters)," he said.