BBI Signatures: Kenyans who signed referendum bill

BBI Signatures: Kenyans who signed referendum bill

Kenyans can now verify BBI signatures.

On Thursday, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission published the verified BBI signatures for scrutiny 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.

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“Anyone who has been captured as a supporter without consent can report to the commission by writing to the IEBC 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 RPIT@iebc.or.ke 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 verify the signatures after taking oath of secrecy on December 30 last year and afterwards being trained.

The 400 clerks 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.

Source: The Star

Here is some of the feedback from readers:

Jtambo:

IEBC should attempt to arrange names alphabetically to make verification easier…going through over 4 million names will take one 20 days ie if you allocate one second per name thus it will be past the 25th. January deadline..

HoorayHenry:

Puleeeaase! BBI is dead. Raila himself has lost interest in it as it didn’t attract MTK via Uhuru as he dreamt it. Now he has to scramble a Plan B, & restart his 2022 bid separately. Unfortunately for him he is now playing catch-up with Ruto. The Kieleweke he was banking on are now in a looong queue waiting to join Hustla Movement. It’s all over for him.

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