By Samuel Musita
Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba is calling on Kenyans living abroad to support the commission by registering as voters in large numbers.
Speaking during the launch of a report titled the ‘Other Electorate’ which was prepared by Election Observes Group (ELOG) , Chiloba said the commission is committed to ensuring all Kenyans living in the Diaspora vote during the 2017 General Election.
The ELOG report is on diaspora registration and voting.
Chiloba says any country with 3,000 Kenyans residing there qualifies as a polling station.
This is the first time in the country’s history, Kenyan voters in the diaspora will take part in the election process without necessarily having to travel back home.
The voters in the diaspora can only vote for the President and in a referendum.
A citizen residing outside Kenya will be required to apply for registration as a voter in person to a registration officer appointed by the commission and at a designated centre by filling the prescribed form.