Women voters were turned away this morning without voting in Langatta and Kibra constituencies because their names are missing in the IEBC’s manual register.
Between 6:00am and 8:00am, more than twenty women had already been turned away without voting at the District Commissioner’s grounds polling station alone. Among those who had were turned away was Map Kibera Trust SMS reporter Mildred Anekeya, whose name missed in the manual register. She complained and persisted for more than 7 hours, later her name was found in the BVR register and she was allowed to vote at 12:02pm.
The same was experience at YMCA polling station.
BVR kits failed to operate in most polling stations, forcing IEBC officials to use the manual register.
BVR kits failed to operate at OLYMPIC, YMCA, Ayany, KAG Olympic, DC’s grounds, Soweto Resource Centre among other polling stations, forcing the polling officials to use the manual register.
The BVR kits failure to work well slowed down the pace of the voting exercise, leading to many voters’ frustration and complaints.