Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga on Wednesday, July 6, threatened to boycott the August 9, General election if the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) does not use the manual register.
Speaking during a campaign drive in Kiambu County, Raila stated that the IEBC must embrace both manual and electronic voter registers and if they do not, there would no election on August 9.
He insisted that both registers must be accessible due to alleged attempts to sabotage the upcoming election.
The Azimio leader stated that the handwritten register in every voting place was an irreducible minimum for his camp while speaking to a crowd in Githunguri
“With a manual register, it will be easy to tell how many people have voted in every polling station. In the electronic register, there is no record that remains.
“That is why we are saying that there must be a manual register at every polling station, it is not negotiable. We are telling the IEBC they must have a manual register along with the biometric identification of voters on that day; failure to which, there will be no election,” the former Prime Minister stated.