By Philip Onyango
Siaya governor Cornel Rasanga has called on registration of persons personnel to take the uncollected identity cards to the voter registration centres to enable the owners get them with ease.
He said that with barely five days to the end of the voter registration exercise, there was need for the office of the registrar of persons to work closely with the independent electoral and boundaries commission to have more people register as voters.
He was speaking in his office when he held a meeting with the county registrar of persons, Mr. Reuben Andati and IEBC coordinators from six constituencies in the county.
Rasanga lamented that despite all the efforts put in place by the local leaders to have eligible voters to register, the numbers were still far below the target.
He called on the county registrar of persons to liaise with his counterparts in Busia, Kisumu and other neighbouring counties so that identity cards that could have been erroneously taken there are returned to the respective counties for release to their owners.
“We have come to realize that many identity cards belonging to applicants from Siaya are lying at registration bureau in Kisumu and Busia, hence the need to pick them to enable their owners register as voters,” said the governor.
Siaya deputy county commissioner Joseph Sawe, who also attended the meeting, said the national administration will support the departments to ensure that the uncollected identity cards reach the owners on time.