”THE SIGNATURES ARE FAKE” SAYS ELOG
The push for a referendum suffers a setback after the Electoral Observation Group called the authenticity of the IEBC approved signatures into question. ELOG that is an advocate of fair and free electoral process in Kenya said that its initial scrutiny of the 1.2 million signatures the Punguza Mzigo team led by Third Way Alliance presented to the IEBC, it found that the signatures bear a great deal of similarities a likely indication that the signatures have been forged. Elog said that IEBC has no repository of signatures like banks to verify signatures and do not know how the electoral body verified the list presented. They called on IEBC to put the names in the public domain so that the public can authenticate the list “in line with open data principles to allow those whose details are captured in the forms and can confirm that they consented to the petition.” .
This is a setback for the Punguza Mzigo Team drive for a referendum and follows last night’s strong opposition from the Majority Leader of the national assembly who called the move for a referendum a ‘side show’.