, NAKURU, Kenya, Mar 16 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the government will raise funds to enable the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) continue with voter registration.
He said IEBC will be enabled to continue the registration process because it is the right of every Kenyan to vote and the process should go on until everyone who is eligible is registered.
President Kenyatta made the announcement as he toured Baringo and Nakuru Counties to launch projects worth billions of shillings.
IEBC recently undertook a voter registration exercise but the process ended on Tuesday.
“We will raise extra money so that IEBC can continue with the registration process until all eligible Kenyans are registered,” he said when he spoke at Makutano junction.
President Kenyatta also directed the Internal Security Ministry to ensure all Kenyans who have reached the right age get their National Identification cards.
The President also said the Registrar of Persons should not use draconian rules that deny many genuine applicants National Identification Cards including in some instances bringing prove about grandparents even when the applicant has an own birth certificate.
The President was accompanied by Deputy President William Ruto, the Governors of Baringo (Benjamin Cheboi), Nakuru (Kinuthia Mbugua) and other senior leaders.