By Njoroge Kinuthia
Could you be an unwitting member of Ford-People?
Mr Elmi Adow Mohamed is in deep shock. He just discovered that he is a member (No: FP603670) of Ford-People from Wajir County. What surprises him is that he has never applied to be a member of any political party. Adow notes that to register him as a member of Ford-People without his knowledge is to defraud him of his constitutional and democratic rights.
“Who might have given my personal details to this party? I suspect Safaricom’s M-Pesa. Can they investigate this?”
Adow is not alone. It appears many more Kenyans have become unwitting members of political parties, some which they have never even heard about. Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission’s Facebook page has several complaints from angry voters who suddenly discovered that they were members of this or that political party.
You could also be a member of a political party without your knowledge. All you need to do to confirm whether you belong to one is to visit the IEBC website www.iiec.or.ke/rpp and type in your ID card/passport number.
Soldier pleads for allowances
A military officer is concerned about the Department of Defence’s loud silence over pending mileage allowances for over 1,000 major, captains and warrants officers.
Mileage allowances for the officers, claims the officer who has requested anonymity, have been pending for the last five years despite the fact that the Pay and Review Board had passed a resolution for the allowances amounting to Sh157 million to be paid out.