Kenya Election body Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has fallen short of its voter registration target in the first Phase.
The institution had expected over four million new voters in its first phase of voter registration exercise.
In a press statement, IEBC said the month long exercise only achieved 34% of the target
“The Commission had set out to register four million voters in the 30-day drive but managed to achieve 34% of its target nationally” the statement reads.
Only seven (7) counties managed to get 50% and above of their set targets. These are: Kajiado, Marsabit, Tana-River, Narok, Migori, Kiambu and Siaya. Further, five (5) other counties namely: Elegeyo-Marakwet, Taita Taveta, Embu, Kilifi, and Vihiga obtained less than 25% of their set targets.
IEBC noted that 493,169 voters applied for transfers from one station to another; one County Assembly Ward to another, one Constituency to another; or from one County to another. The large number transfers of already registered voters were witnessed across all counties.
“There are plans to commence registration of Voters in and Kericho County and Malindi Constituency. Voter registration was not conducted in these electoral areas owing to byelections” IEBC said.
See Mass Voter Registration Data