Audit report shows 92,277 dead voters registered for August polls

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Over half a million Kenyans risk not participating in the August 8, 2017 General Election after an audit report of the voter register by audit firm KPMG unearthed hundreds of thousands of anomalies.

KPMG, which was awarded the tender to audit the voter register, handed over the report to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) by the audit firm boss, Josphat Mwaura.

According to the audit report, there are 92,277 dead voters in the register who need to be expunged from the list.

The report further shows that there are 264,242 cases of duplication where persons of voting age registered with similar Identification Card numbers but different names or same names but with different ID numbers.

KPMG recommends that such names be removed from the list 30 days from today (Friday, June 9, 2017) before it is made public and for usage in the August 8 polls.

Another 171,476 voters were also registered with invalid identity cards.

KPMG now recommends that IEBC uses the Biometric Voter Registration kits to identify the voters during the election as a way of ensuring accuracy and avoiding cases of dead voters participating in the polls.

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