NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 19 – Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka was shocked after it emerged that he shares a national identification card number with another person.
Musyoka stated that he discovered Salome Wanjiru Njoroge, who was born in 1993, has the same ID number as his when he went to verify his details at a voter registration centre in Wajir.
“It is now clear what is happening across the country. This explains why the Registrar of Persons has been retained in office several years after attaining retirement age. We in CORD shall not allow such machinations to happen,” he said.
The revelation was brought to light at Wagberi Primary School in Wajir East Constituency.
The Wiper leader and Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula had led a delegation of CORD leaders to the region to inspect the ongoing registration of voters.
The National Registration Bureau is yet to comment on the matter.
The visit to Wagberi was prompted by earlier complaints that the Biometric Voter Registration kits in Wajir were not functioning properly.
The two leaders stated that the Opposition will not settle for anything short of a free, fair and credible election.
Earlier at a rally in Wajir town, Musyoka urged all communities living and working in the town to register as voters in the area.
“It does not make sense to travel back home to register as a voter. The people back home have sufficient numbers to elect their leaders. You should register here to vote for the leaders you want to lead you because this is where you live. If you don’t vote here, how can you make demands from leaders you have not elected,” he said.