VOTER REGISTRATION

491,968 voters registered in two weeks, Chebukati says

The commission received and serviced a total of 49,656 transfer requests.

In Summary

• Chebukati said registration kits will be available on all campuses.

• As of October 13, at least 243,220 new voters had been listed.

IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati during an engagement forum by IEBC and Faith based organisations at Hermosa gardens on September 22, 2021.
IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati during an engagement forum by IEBC and Faith based organisations at Hermosa gardens on September 22, 2021.
Image: MERCY MUMO

IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati has said the commission has registered 491,968 new voters in two weeks.

Chebukati said on Monday in a statement that the figures represent 15.47 per cent of the target of three million voters in a month.

He said that within two weeks, the commission received and serviced a total of 49,656 transfer requests.

“The commission would like to remind all registered voters that voter transfer requests will continue being serviced at their constituency of preference,” Chebukati said.

“Voters who wish to obtain this service must appear in person before the Registration Officers at constituency office with originals of their identification documents used during registration as a voter.”

The chairperson has added that there will be no voter transfer services at Huduma Centers.

“The kits at the Huduma Centers have been opened to facilitate registration of new voters to any registration center/polling station of their choice across the country.”

Chebukati said the registration kits will be available on all campuses and other institutions of higher learning in a move to capture Kenyans who are in schools.

As of October 13, at least 243,220 new voters had been listed.

The turnout was low in some areas, the commission attributing it to insecurity in some parts of the country such as Lamu, Baringo, and Laikipia counties as well as along the Kenya-Somalia border.