No, Rigathi Gachagua did not vote manually after the KIEMS kit failed to identify him
Kenya Kwanza Alliance presidential running mate Rigathi Gachagua finally voted on August 9, 2022, at 7.39 a.m., at Sagana Primary School polling center in Mathira, Nyeri County, using the KIEMS kit, after several attempts of rubbing his fingers with a cleaning agent to be identified biometrically to cast his ballot. Gachagua had previously found it difficult at the polling station after the IEBC KIEMS kits failed to identify him.
He later refuted claims made by local media that he voted using a manual register after the KIEMS kit failed to identify him, calling it the spread of a false narrative.
Kenya Kwanza presidential running mate Rigathi Gachagua uses manual register after the KIEMS kit fails to identify him.
The iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has fact-checked this content and established that it is False.
To arrive to this conclusion, the iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has conducted the following process. We discovered a video shared on Nation’s YouTube channel on August 9, 2022 that captured the Kenya Kwanza presidential running mate at minute 5:55 being allowed to vote after the biometric captured his details successfully after several attempts.