NASA: KPMG did a shoddy job on register of voters clean up

Chairman of the NASA national presidential campaign team Musalia Mudavadi.7/6/17-BEVERLYNE MUSILI

NASA has taken issue with the audit report on the voter register.

The Opposition says the audit by KPMG was poorly done and a major betrayal of the people of Kenya.

Through Presidential National Campaign Committee chairman Musalia Mudavadi, the Opposition said the country had been shortchanged in a queer manoeuver by the leadership of the electoral commission.

Mr Mudavadi claimed that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) appeared compelled to push the Jubilee agenda all the time.

“The more NASA pushes for a better tendering of a credible firm, the more IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati and his chief executive officer Ezra Chiloba parrot protests not dissimilar to those by Jubilee men Aden Duale, Kithure Kindiki, Kipchumba Murkomen and Johnson Sakaja among others,” said Mudavadi.

In a statement, the Amani National Congress (ANC) leader said all the highlights by KPMG as major findings, including the so-called discovery of dead voters, could have been done by IEBC clerks.

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The audit firm was required to thoroughly audit and clearly identify dead voters to provide for their deletion.

“Instead, the KPMG report did not achieve its primary purpose of restoration of public confidence in the register of voters. KPMG just did desk reviews and cross-checking of data against incomplete national databases of births and deaths as provided by a wanting National Registration Bureau (NRB),” said Mudavadi.

He said the high number of inconsistencies and dead voters in the register was a serious matter that required the validation of all stakeholders to guarantee free, fair and credible elections.

The Opposition leader wants IEBC to publish the list of the dead voters immediately.

“Due to evident shortcomings of the KPMG audit, NASA calls on IEBC to immediately publish the list of dead voters, double and multiple registrations and other inconsistencies for Kenyans to verify on their own,” said the NASA co-principal.

According to NASA, it is not clear what source was used by KPMG to clean up the register; biometric or green book.

 

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