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IEBC says it did not verify authenticity of Okoa Kenya signatures

By Standard Reporter | March 28th 2016 at 01:04:53 GMT +0300

IEBC Chairman Ahmed Issack Hassan

Nairobi: The Independent Electoral and Boundaries (IEBC) Commission has issued a statement clarifying that they did not at any point verify the authenticity of Okoa Kenya signatures.

Below is the full statement issued by IEBC:

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries (IEBC) would like to make it clear that it did not at any point verify the authenticity of signatures presented in support of the OKOA Kenya initiative. Any mark was admitted as an intention or consent by a petitioner.

The Commission did not reject a single signature because of its structure or formation. The records that were rejected were those that were not found in the voters register. Some records had signatures but without ID or passport numbers while others had just names and no other entries.

The claim that IEBC could not possibly verify signatures because it did not have a repository of samples is true. It is therefore needless to belabor or fault IEBC on this matter and we could not ridicule ourselves to that extent.

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