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IEBC launches voter registration drive

Chebukati said the commission has addressed issues raised in the KPMG report on the register of voters/CFM NEWS

MAKUENI, Kenya, Oct 15 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has launched continuous voter registration, saying it intends to increase voter registration by 3 per cent nationally in a period of one year.

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati says they are providing an opportunity to register eligible voters – more so the youth and special interest groups – those who want to transfer from one electoral area to another plus update and correct any errors identified by the KPMG audit.

Chebukati said the commission has addressed issues raised in the KPMG report on the register of voters.

He explained that as a commission, they are facing challenges which warrant reforms.

“We still have problems… a billion pending bills; some of us resisted audit and ran away, the audit results came out in August that nailed the CEO Ezra Chiloba,” said Chebukati.

“We are looking into the high cost of elections and other concerns. We are reforming. All is not well but we are not sleeping. A new IEBC is in the offing,” added Chebukati.

The continuous voter registration launch took place at Unoa Grounds, Wote in Makueni County.

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