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Take advantage of the on-going registration exercise, urges IEBC

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has called upon Kenyans who are eligible for voting to take advantage of the remaining one week to register to enable them participate in the forthcoming General Elections.

IEBC Chairman, Wafula Chebukati, said the turn out of the National Enhanced Voter Registration (ECVR) exercise has been low, in an exercise which has entered its third week.

He said out of the projected target of 4.5 million new voters, the Commission has only managed to register a total of 800,462 voters by the close of day yesterday and a total of 125,266 transfer requests from existing voters.

“Our staff is in every ward in the country ready to enroll you so that you may exercise your democratic rights,” urged Chebukati.

Regarding the National Enhanced Voter Registration activities in By-election areas, in a press statement sent to newsrooms, the Chairman announced that the exercise remains suspended in Kiambaa Constituency as well as Kiagu and Mahoo County Assembly Wards.

“Consequently, ECVR activities that had been suspended as required by law in Nguu-Masumba County Assembly Ward for a by-election exercise, resume this week to afford all eligible citizens in the said County Assembly Ward an opportunity to register as voters, ” he announced.

Chebukati also called on Kenyans seeking more information on the ECVR performance on Counties, Constituencies and County Assembly Wards to follow the link https://www.iebc.or.ke/media/?press

By Bernadette Khaduli

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