A section of Kisumu residents on Monday camped county offices of the electoral agency over claims that their names were missing in the voters register.

Anxious to vote, the residents camped at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission offices seeking an explanation.

Armed Administration Police officers; the Quick Response Team (QRT) was on standby outside the offices to keep watch.

Nicholas Otieno who displayed his national identity card to the media claimed that despite having verified his registration status with the IEBC, his name was missing in the voters’ roll pinned at St Teresa’s Secondary School in Kisumu Central Constituency where he registered.


“I have checked and counterchecked for my details in the register but it is lacking. I also sent my ID number to 70000, the number given by IEBC to check on registration status but told to visit the nearest IEBC offices,” Mr Otieno said.

Marceline Anyango who visited the IEBC offices with her baby all the way from Kisumu West Constituency said she faced a similar predicament.

“I registered at St Paul Primary School yet my name does not exist in the voters register. We need to be assisted so that we express our democratic right tomorrow,” she said.

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