MPs put IEBC on spot over kits

14:55 02/08/2012 Nairobi - A joint parliamentary committee on Thursday grilled the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) over its handling of the biometric voter-registration kits procurement process.

Though the tender has been cancelled, the MPs said they were not convinced by the reasons the advanced when they opted for the manual registration of voters, Daily Nation reports.

At the meeting in Nairobi’s County Hall Thursday, the MPs said the manual system relied on the “goodwill of individuals” which is obviously not guaranteed, given the history of the country’s elections, the violence and the attendant rigging.

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