SECOND AND LAST PHASE

[PHOTOS] Voter registration kicks off countrywide

The the first phase of voter registration ended on November 5, 2021.

In Summary

• The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Monday rolled out the second and last phase of the enhanced voter registration ahead of the August 9 elections.

• Students at Kabete Polytechnic are among Kenyans who have lined up to register as voters come election day.

A voter's finger print is taken through the BVR system as one undergoes voter registration on January 17,2022. PHOTO/ENOS TECHE
A voter's finger print is taken through the BVR system as one undergoes voter registration on January 17,2022. PHOTO/ENOS TECHE

Kenyans on Monday jumped on the opportunity to register as voters as the second phase and last phase takes off.

A student at Kabete Polytechnic register as a voter at Kabete Polytechnic polling centre following the last phase of voter registration conducted by IEBC. It is expected to run for a period of 21 days from February 17,2022.The Independent, Electoral and Boundary Commission through its chairman said it targets to register 4.5 million new voters ahead of August election. PHOTO/ENOS TECHE
A student at Kabete Polytechnic register as a voter at Kabete Polytechnic polling centre following the last phase of voter registration conducted by IEBC. It is expected to run for a period of 21 days from February 17,2022.The Independent, Electoral and Boundary Commission through its chairman said it targets to register 4.5 million new voters ahead of August election. PHOTO/ENOS TECHE

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Monday rolled out the second and last phase of the enhanced voter registration ahead of the August 9 elections.

IEBC Clerks at the Kabete Polytechnic assists Boniface Kiplangat a new student at the Institution register as a voter on January 17,2022.The Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission through its chairman Wafula Chebukati said it targets to register 4.5 milion new voters in the last phase of voter registration that will last for 21 days.PHOTO/ENOS TECHE
IEBC Clerks at the Kabete Polytechnic assists Boniface Kiplangat a new student at the Institution register as a voter on January 17,2022.The Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission through its chairman Wafula Chebukati said it targets to register 4.5 milion new voters in the last phase of voter registration that will last for 21 days.PHOTO/ENOS TECHE

The the first phase of voter registration ended on November 5, 2021.

Students at Kabete Polytechnic are among Kenyans who have lined up to register as voters.

Students at Kabete Polytechnic register as voters at the Kabete polytechnic polling station following the last phase of voter registration conducted by IEBC expected to run for a period of 21 days from February 17,2022.The electoral and Boundary Commission through its chairman said it targets to register 4.5 million new voters. PHOTO/ENOS TECHE
Students at Kabete Polytechnic register as voters at the Kabete polytechnic polling station following the last phase of voter registration conducted by IEBC expected to run for a period of 21 days from February 17,2022.The electoral and Boundary Commission through its chairman said it targets to register 4.5 million new voters. PHOTO/ENOS TECHE

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati said the exercise targets to register 4.5 million new voters. 

The exercise, which began on Monday 17, will run till February 6 and comes after the commission failed to meet its target of registering 6 million voters.

Kisumu resident Philip Manase while changing his voting center during the second wave of voters registration drive at Mama Grace Onyango Social hall in Kisumu on January 17, 2022. PHOTO/DANIEL OGENDO
Kisumu resident Philip Manase while changing his voting center during the second wave of voters registration drive at Mama Grace Onyango Social hall in Kisumu on January 17, 2022. PHOTO/DANIEL OGENDO

He noted that the exercise will also include Diaspora registration.

"IEBC will conduct the exercise in 12 countries among them Burundi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa, United Kingdom, Canada, USA, South Sudan, Qatar, UAE, and Germany," Chebukati said.

IEBC is going flat out to mobilise Kenyans to register as voters.