Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati has dismissed reports of a plot to sneak in ballot papers from Uganda to facilitate the rigging of the election.
This comes even as the first batch of ballot papers that will be used in the August elections arrived in the country today.
Speaking to journalists, Chebukati cleared tha air saying that IEBC has not and will never print presidential ballot papers in Uganda.
“we have received ballot papers and they are not from Uganda or some funny place as it has been alleged, the ballot papers are secure for the election, there is nothing like extra ballot papers like it has been put by some politicians,” Chebukati said
According to the IEBC boss, the printed ballot papers have been secured with special features.
“We have only printed 22,120,258 ballot papers, which is the number of registered voters per every elective seat, no additional ballot papers and they are serialized, have security features and are specific to that station,” Chebukati stated.
There have been concerns from Raila Odinga’s Azimio that Chebukati was printing some ballot papers from Uganda to help Deputy President William Ruto to rig Baba in the August contest.