Nearly 100 dead people still in Kenya’s voter register – report

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Kenya register machine

NAIROBI –  KPMG report reveals that 297,637 voters have duplicate records, 171,496 records have erroneous ID information while 92,272 are dead and should be immediately erased from register, Kenya’s Standard newspaper reported on Friday.

Quoting a voter listing exercise, KPMG, in the same report 171,476 ID information do not match with National Bureau’s data base while 17,523 passport records are not in the data base.

Meanwhile the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has defied pressure and awarded the Sh2.5 billion contract for supply of ballot papers to Dubai based Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing Company Ltd.

IEBC said it had taken into consideration several issues before settling on Al Ghurair which is set to print about 120 million ballot papers for the August 8 polls. Among the considerations are the capacity of the firm, history of work done in Africa and the region, logistics and pricing.

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