Exposed: Duplicate BBI Signatures in IEBC List

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In Summary,

  • Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission released a list of verified BBI signatures.
  • The list however contains dozens of duplicate names and Nationa Identity Card numbers.
  • Former states house director Dennis Itumbi exposed the duplicate details on the list via a post on social media.

Building Bridges Initiative( BBI) signatures for the second time, in a single day, on the spot over duplicate names and ID numbers.

This comes after Netizens raised concerns about missing signatures of Key proponents of the initiative President Uhuru Kenyatta & ODP party leader Raila Odinga.

The Electoral body on Thursday published the details of verified supporters of the Building Bridges Initiative Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and asked Kenyans to go through the list.

It further said Kenyans who will find their names in the list erroneously should report to the Commission by writing to the CEO indicating their objections.

Former States House staff and currently Hustler Nation spokesman Dennis Itumbi after what he says “casual look” of the list, has exposed dozens of duplicate names and ID numbers.

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While noting that he has embarked on more focused scrutiny of the list, Itumbi posted screenshots of the names and ID numbers appearing in duplicate.

” Just did a casual look of the BBI signatures as uploaded by IEBC on their Website. Also benefitted from someone who has done a similar scan. There is obvious duplication of names and Data. A more focused look ongoing…., ” reads part of his post.

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The verification of BBI signatures started on December 30, 2020, while the data capture of the hardcopy information commenced on December 31, 2020.

The commissions chairman, Mr. Chebukati said the aim of the process was to get one million credible signatures, to meet the constitutional threshold that will set in motion the journey towards a new constitutional order as proposed in the initiative being spearheaded by President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga.

Victor Okeiyo

Journalist

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