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Over 6,000 new voters registered in Narok

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has registered 6,459 new voters in Narok County in the ongoing Enhanced Continuous Voter Registration (ECVR), a week after the exercise was launched in the country.

The Narok elections Manager, Anastasia Mutua, said Narok South Sub County was leading with 1,346 newly registered voters, while Narok West had 1,295 new voters registered as per the data.

Emurrua Dikirr constituency recorded 1,162, Narok North constituency registered 1,037, Kilgoris constituency registered 926 while Narok East Constituency had the least number of those newly registered at 693.

Ms Mutua called on the residents who have not registered to take advantage of the Biometric Kits in their wards to register before the exercise closes on November 2.

“I advise those willing to register to visit their local chiefs who will advise them on where the IEBC clerks were stationed for the day. This is because the clerks are mobile,” she said.

Narok County Commissioner, Evans Achoki, lauded the turnout in the first week but called on the young people to continue registering so as to attain the 78,000 target.

He observed that the total number of new identification cards issued from the year 2018 were over 66,000 with less than 2,000 having been registered in the continuous voter registration exercise.

“We expect more people to volunteer for registration. Those who are living in this county but will move to other counties to vote are asked to register at the Huduma Center so that they can choose the respective wards they would like to vote,” said Achoki.

This comes at a time when a section of leaders led by Narok North Member of Parliament, Moitalel Ole Kenta, have alleged that some leaders have been transporting people from the neigbouring counties to register in Narok.

Kenta who was accompanied by the Maasai Council of Elders Chairman, Kelena Ole Nchoe, asked his fellow politicians to preach peace during this electioneering period.

Narok County has a total of 341,730 voters as per the register of IEBC in the year 2017.

By Ann Salaton

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