REVEALED: HASSAN barred over 3 million supporters of RAILA ODINGA from voting on Match 4th in a wider scheme to RIG his victory.The Kenyan DAILY POST News 09:51
Thursday December 5, 2013 - Over three million Kenyans living in Diaspora were locked out of the Match 4th General Election after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) failed to register them.
Speaking yesterday before the Court of Appeal Judges Roseline Nambuye, Kathurima M’Inoti and Daniel Musinga; James Kaunah, a lawyer representing Diaspora voters claimed that IEBC Chairman, Isaac Hassan, deliberately refused to register Diaspora voters because majority of them were supporters of former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga.
He said even the few Kenyans who had been registered within the East African Community (EAC) were also barred from electing Raila Odinga after the IEBC boss rejected the use of identification cards in preference to passports.
The lawyer said IEBC contravened the law by refusing to register Diaspora voters to participate in the March 4th elections, a move that contributed immensely to the defeat of Raila Odinga by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“Only a hundredth of the over 3million population were registered as voters within EAC countries and this was contrary to the ruling of the High Court in 2010, which had directed that IEBC comes up with mechanism to ensure all Kenyans living in the Diaspora were registered”, said the lawyer.
The Kenyan DAILY POST