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Oloo cautions Jubilee against using devious ways to win polls

Sunday February 5 2017

Onyango Oloo

ODM member Onyango Oloo addresses journalists at the Public Service Club in Kisumu on January 18, 2017. Mr Oloo has told the Jubilee government not to use unfair means to win the elections. PHOTO | BENARD ONDARI  

By JUSTUS OCHIENG'
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ODM member Onyango Oloo has told off the Jubilee government over claims that Opposition strongholds are favoured in the distribution of voter registration kits.

Reacting to allegations made by head of Jubilee Party secretariat Raphael Tuju on Friday, Mr Oloo said Mr Tuju is not being truthful.

"He must stop using the old story lines. He is trying to divert attention by using style and manner that was used in the last century," Mr Oloo said on Saturday.

Mr Oloo said Mr Tuju is trying to draw attention away from the fact that it is actually the ruling administration's fandoms that are being favoured.

He said that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) must scrutinise the registers and ensure enlistment is done fairly to avoid double registration and entry of fake identity card numbers.

"We are at a new dawn. A new digital age. And we know that they are trying to divert attention and to equalize complaints that have been raised by the Opposition that the BVR kits have been prejudiced against the opposition and over supplied in the government strongholds," he added.

He further warned that ODM will not allow the process that will influence the August elections to be muddled by dubious behaviours.

Mr Tuju said that areas perceived to be National Super Alliance (Nasa) strongholds had "255 extra (voter registration) machines".

He said that the party had written to the electoral agency complaining about the matter as well as the question of double registration of voters.

"Nasa/Cord areas have received a larger number of biometric voter registration machines and in our own computation, they have 255 extra machines," Mr Tuju said at a press conference in Nairobi.

But the IEBC rebattled saying "When we started the voter registration campaign, we widely shared the formula of distribution of the kits. No one raised concerns".

Mr Oloo said Jubilee has sensed that it will be defeated.