byPerpetua Adar via web
On 7 July 2017, a request for information letter was written requesting the IEBC gazette and publish the register of voters for inspection. Further that the notice be posted on the IEBC website and at constituency offices, registration centres and wards where the public has access. This letter received no response. KPTJ, through the Executive Director of AfriCOG, moved to court to compel the IEBC to publish and open up for public inspection the register of voters, to publicize and gazette the final register of voters and to prohibit IEBC from deploying a voter register for use in the general election before the same is subjected to a public inspection as required under the law.
Odunga J, ordered on 3 August 2017 that the IEBC within the next 48 hours publish in the media a confirmation that the register of voters is open for inspection and the manner of and the period for such inspection by the public and that the said register be availed for inspection to the public at all polling stations, by way of public web portal or any other medium the Commission may approve (Full judgment available at http://kenyalaw.org/caselaw/cases/view/139803/).