Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Raila Odinga claims NIS registering voters from Uganda and Ethiopia as it changed the election results of 2007 & 2013



Raila Odinga claims NIS registering voters from Uganda and Ethiopia By Patel Okumu | Updated Tue, January 24th 2017 at 12:22 GMT +3 SHARE THIS ARTICLE Share on Facebook Share on Twitter CORD leader Raila Odinga. CORD leader Raila Odinga claims NIS is illegally registering voters from Uganda and Ethiopia with an aim of influencing outcome of General Election. In his statement he indicate that BVR kits are being taken to neighboring countries to have foreigners register as voters. Below is his full statement We have credible information that the National Intelligence Service (NIS) is once again heavily involved in the on-going voter registration with the aim of influencing results in August in the same way it did in 2007 and 2013. NIS interference in the current voter registration involves taking BVR kits across our borders into Uganda and Ethiopia and assisting citizens of the two countries to register in a Kenyan election process. The agency is also assisting citizens of these neighboring countries to acquire Kenyan identification documents then helping them cross into Kenya and register as voters. ALSO READ: Now MPs should step forward and stand in the gap for Kenya The NIS is also interfering with the voter registration process by having youths whose data were collected through the dubious National Youth Service exercise over the last few years and registering them as voters, without their knowledge. This NIS-driven process is responsible for the multiple registrations, shared identity cards and many cases of people who are captured as registered when indeed they had never done so. In the 2013 elections, NIS had its officers absorbed into the ranks of the IEBC as polling clerks and other strategic positions with the sole aim of helping Jubilee attain a dubious victory. In 2007, NIS was deeply involved in ballot stuffing among other irregularities to help the PNU win. NIS must let the IEBC do its work as an independent institution. The intelligence agency must equally operate as a politically non-partisan and independent institution whose duty it is to safeguard the integrity of the electoral process and not interfere with it. It is a disgrace and a betrayal of public trust when an institution that is supposed to safeguard the interests of the nation take the lead in undermining those very interests. Interfering with the process through which our country determines its leadership is one of the most serious crimes a public institution and more so an intelligence agency can be involved in. We wish to make it clear to the Director-General of the NIS Major-General Philip Wachira Kameru and the entire leadership of the agency that this country will never accept another NIS-led electoral theft. NIS will break down this nation and send it to the dogs, if it continues on this path of seeking to influence election results by way of fraud. We challenge the NIS to come clean on this matter and assure the country that it is abandoning its disgraceful involvement in the voter registration. It must do this with the full awareness that there will be no country if it does not abandon course it is currently pursuing. Kenyans are not prepared to have the NIS choose for them their next leader again. RT HON RAILA ODINGA ALSO READ: Now MPs should step forward and stand in the gap for Kenya JANUARY 24, 2017 WATCH THIS Uasin Gishu County aspirants raise concerns over reluctant ID holders Rosemary Odinga's parliamentary seat bid ignites fire from least expected quarters Jubilee principals Uhuru and Ruto wind up week one campaigns in their strongholds
 Read more at: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000231095/raila-odinga-claims-nis-registering-voters-from-uganda-and-ethiopia

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Prof. Muse Tegegne has lectured sociology Change &  Liberation  in Europe, Africa and Americas. He has obtained  Doctorat es Science from the University of Geneva.   A PhD in Developmental Studies & ND in Natural Therapies.  He wrote on the  problematic of  the Horn of  Africa extensively. He Speaks Amharic, Tigergna, Hebrew, English, French. He has a good comprehension of Arabic, Spanish and Italian.