Former Roots party running mate Justina Wamae has reacted to Azimio leader Raila Odinga’s calls on the African continent to be on the watch out and ensure only credible elections are carried out across the continent.
While addressing the Leadership Conference and Awards in Abuja, Nigeria, Odinga said there was a need for African countries to rethink the use of technology in elections, claiming that some people have taken advantage of technology “to subvert the will of the people.”
“As we have witnessed in Kenya in 2017 and in 2022, technology is getting compromised and results altered. This has severely damaged the credibility of election management bodies in many of our countries.”
“The voting machines should be able to generate voter records so that they can confirm that their choice is being recorded accurately or we go fully manual.”
In her reactions, Former Roots party running mate Justina Wamae has said that anyone who wants Kenya back to manual voting should exit the political stage.
She said such individuals should let younger people who are pro-technology take charge.
“Technology is growing exponentially and anyone who wants to take us back to manual elections should leave the stage for younger ideas that are pro-technology,” Wamae said in a tweet on Wednesday.
“Our Judiciary stating that other countries are benchmarking on our election process is something to pride in.”