Yesterday, Wednesday afternoon, Majority leader in the National Assembly Amos Kimunya tabled a state-sponsored bill seeking to bring back the manual transmission of election results in August, a move Deputy President William Ruto says is choreographed to interfere with the county’s electoral process and impose a puppet president to Kenyans.
In a tweet on Thursday afternoon, DP Ruto described Kimunya’s bill as harboring ‘evil plans and that it must be defeated.
”The people have resoundingly said hatupangwingwi,” he said in a tweet.
The new Proposed Elections Amendment Bill seeks to pave way for both manual and electronic transmission of presidential results in the August 9 general election.
“Clause 21 seeks to amend Section 44A of the Act to provide for a complementary mechanism for voter identification and transmission of election results,” reads the Bill which also says any failure to transmit the results electronically would not be grounds for the Supreme Court to nullify the presidential vote.
The proposed changes are also seeking to provide a complementary mechanism for voter identification.