Raila Junior, the son of ODM party leader has threatened to take action against the Registrar of Political Parties after he was listed as a member of Amani National congress(ANC).
“Following my recent inclusion on ANC party I have instructed my lawyers to write to office of the registrar of political parties to seek clarity on as to why I was there without my knowledge or consent. I understand there is a class of kenyans who face a similar predicament,” Raila Odinga Junior wrote on his Twitter page.
In a demand letter written through his lawyers, Odinga claims that the improper listing violates his political rights.
“Our client protests the violation of his rights and the irregular and erroneous use of his personal data on your platform without his consent,
“More particularly, your records allege he is registered as an ANC party member, yet he did not present himself for, or consent to any such registration, neither has he any affiliation to the ANC party,” read the demand letter issued to the Registrar of Political Parties.
On Friday, June 18, a Twitter user raised the alarm after noticing that he had been listed as a member of the ANC party without his consent.
The tweet prompted other Kenyans including Odinga Junior to check up their political party status on the e-citizen platform.
Junior is not only a member of ODM party, but also the son of its leader Raila Odinga. He was astonished to find his name listed in another political party.
After uproar from members of the public, the office of the Registrar of Political Parties released a statement to explain the cause of the technological hitch.
“This office is piloting an online service on eCitizen for members of the public to check their political party membership…and give feedback,” read the statement signed by Anne Nderitu.