IDPs in Kenya to miss out on voting for lack of key documents
SEE ALSO :Itare dam evictees to stay put"The few who had IDs were unable to register ahead of the last elections because we were still on the move," said James Muregi, one of the IDPs. "This is a serious problem affecting all IDPs across the country. Our efforts to replace the documents have not been successful," he said. However, there are also those who have just completed secondary school where they settled and who are yet to get national IDs. The IDPs' representative, Monicah Njeri, called on the Government to help them get the IDs and replace the birth certificates. "We want to vote but we cannot register. The Government needs to do all it can to help us register so we can take part in the elections," she said. Meanwhile, a lobby group, Warembo na UhuruRuto, urged the Government to intervene so IDPs could register as voters. Deputy County Commissioner Ndambuki Mutheki said they were doing everything possible to ensure that anyone eligible was registered to vote. "Anyone whose documents are missing should liaise with my office. We will help replace them," he said.
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