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Voter registration kits fairly and equitably distributed nationwide, says IEBC.

By Joseph Sosi | January 16th 2017
The distribution of voters registration kits will be fair and equitable across the country IEBC chief executive officer Ezra Chiloba has said.

The CEO in a press conference on Saturday, the eve to mass voter registration exercise kick off dismissed claims that the commission had employed skewed in favor of particular party stronghold.

"We used a fair and most equitable formula to distribute kits to each county assembly ward, " he said.

The commission has indicated that currently there are 15.9 Million registered voters with data and from the Kenyan Bureau of Statistics showing over 9 Million eligible citizens remaining unregistered.

Mr. Ezra said they will be targeting at least 4 million to a potential maximum of 6 million new voters in the 30 days drive expected to be closed on February 14th, 2017.

Nationwide, 21,000 persons among them 15,586 voter registration clerks, 1,775 registration assistants, and 580 ICT officers had been recruited and prepared to aid the process.

A total of 7,793 kits have been issued out based on county assembly ward size and are open to the constituency level with each ward getting between 3 - 10 of them.

Choloba said those intending to transfer polling station will do so by making the application at their intended new constituency of voting offices.

He said areas with by-election set for the 22nd March 2017 will have voter registration conducted at a later date after which the register will be up for audit and verification as from May 10, 2017, to 9th June as stipulated by law.
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