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IEBC targets over 80,000 new voters in Migori

Some 89,000 new voters are expected to be registered in Migori County during the countrywide mass registrations that kicked off today.

County Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Manager Mr. Charles Mutai today said that his office has recruited enough registration clerks and sent equipment in all the local eight constituencies to capture all the intended new voters.

He said in Suna East constituency, they expected to register 10,884 new voters while Suna West was expected to fill the voters register with 11,864 new voters.   In Nyatike Constituency, 10, 211 new voters are expected to be registered while 11,131 new voters are set to be recorded in Uriri constituency.

Awendo and Rongo Constituencies are expected to register 11,105 and 11,123 new voters respectively.  Kuria region, Mutai said, is expected to register a total of 18,269 with Kuria West Constituency roping in 10,100 and Kuria East Constituency recording 8,169 new voters.

As per the 2017 statistics from IEBC, Migori County has 388,633 voters and 826 polling stations.  Mutai appealed to the residents especially the youth who have identity cards to come out and register in large numbers.

He also challenged leaders especially those from the political wing to assist in mobilizing the new voters during the one month exercise that targets to register between 6 -7 million new voters.

By George Agimba

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