The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) got themselves on the wrong side after introducing the voter verification via SMS.
Kenyans decided to put the service on a test and it turned out that it had some fake registered voters. Under ID Number 0, Kenyans released that there were some people who had registered with the fake ID numbers.
Senior Director of Innovation, Digital and Diaspora Communication in the Office of the President, Dennis Itumbi defend IEBC over the mysterious Kenyans who were appearing in the IEBC registers.
His defensive act to the IEBC didn’t sink well with a section of Kenyans among the K24’s news anchor Mwanaisha Chidzuga and Radio Jambo’s Gidi Gidi,
The two decide to school Itumbi telling him to accept that the system had mistakes and allow IEBC correct the mistakes.
Kenyans shared screenshots of the results they got after sending random single or two digit numbers to 70000.
“No Itumbi they just brought it down I myself thought it was a hoax then sent the SMS with 0 then 66 then 11 and got the SMS with voters names polling station etc I can forward them to u..so kindly we are not just lying or spreading rumours as u claim but genuine concerns. IEBC and the government should now address the issues raised by Kenyans to avoid doubt or politicians using this as ammunition to discredit the whole process” said Mwaniasha
Mwanaisha added that the government should not take the trust of Kenyans for granted as they were raising genuine concerns.
“Good PR also includes accepting there was a challenge but plans or processes are underway to sort it out. Don’t take the trust and faith that Kenyans have for granted one day itaisha so pls can IEBC clean the register as promised retain their credibility and trust of Kenyans that they can deliver fair elections it's not about Jubilee or NASA or independent issues this is about Kenya and whoever wins the election let it be seen by all Kenyans that he won fairly…” Said Mwanaisha.
Gidi Gidi also added his weight on the matter by telling Itumbi to humble himself and allow IEBC to correct the Mistakes
“It doesn’t help to lie Itumbi let IEBC accept the mistakes n correct it. we all love this country and it doesn’t argue well when u or jubilee as one of the players in the elections is always seen as the only side supporting IEBC bc even when they do something wrong,” said Gidi Gidi.
Kenyans can now confirm their registration details by texting their ID number to 70000.