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Kenya Election:’My dead father’s name is on the electoral register’

A voter in Kenya has told the BBC that he has found the name of his dead father on the electoral register.


Ambrose Muasya died in October 2018 but is still registered to vote in Machakos town, near the capital, Nairobi, his son Alex Mutuku says.


This is despite the family surrendering their father’s identity card to the Registrar of Persons – which should have led to the removal of his name from the roll.

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Mr Mutuku said he had been at dinner recently and heard someone saying that they had found their late uncle registered to vote on a website provided by the electoral commission for voter verification.


So last night he decided to run his father’s name through the website and was shocked to find him still a registered voter.


“I’m just concerned that probably there is no synchrony between the Registrar of Persons and IEBC [Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission]. Because we did surrender his identity card,” he told the BBC.

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“I think there is some data cleaning yet to happen.”

Alex Mutuku took this screenshot of his late father’s details on the voter verification website



Source: BBC

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