18 December 2012
Kenya: Teso Voter in Register Mix-Up
By Reuben Olita
A voter in Teso North had to re-register three days after acquiring a voter's card. Julian Emaset had registered at Kamolo Primary School on December 13, when a neighbour revealed that her details had been tampered with.
Emaset's photo was registered under a different name, Samson Kiarie. "If mine was subjected to such 'professional tampering' how many innocent people will be denied rights to vote for their preferred candidates?" said Emaset.
Two clerks at the registration centre claimed that Emaset and Kiarie share the same ID. The wife of a civic aspirant met the same fate. Her ID number is shared among other citizens based elsewhere, they said.
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