By Irene Muchuma
Low voter registration has been reported in the central eastern region with the Regional IEBC Election Co-ordinator Aluisia Kanini saying they have only registered 24 percent of their targeted 400,000 new voters. Kanini attributes the low number to BVR machine breakdowns.
This as various leaders continued to crisscross the country to urge their supporters to enlist as voters with only 16 days remaining before the ongoing voter registration exercise comes to an end.
The central eastern region covering Meru,Tharakanithi and Embu is experiencing low voter registration with the IEBC’s figures standing at 100,000 people out of the projected 400,000.
Kanini has however assured voters in the region of speedy efforts to have adequate number of technicians on the ground.
In Mombasa, Likoni MP Masoud Mwahima and his Mvita counterpart Abdulswamad Sharrif have separately urged Mombasa residents to register as voters if they are to elect visionary leaders in the coming polls.
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka in the meantime maintains there is need to clean up the voter register ahead of the next polls. Kalonzo intimated that the CORD coalition is ready withdraw the voter register case that is currently in court on condition that IEBC shows the willingness to convene stakeholders meeting to iron out the outstanding issues.
In Kajiado, area leaders are calling for speedy investigations into the alleged illegal registration of locals at night.
While at Maili tisa,Former Interior CS Joseph ole Lenku said that there is credible information indicating some politicians are ferrying voters and registering them in their preferred centres in a bid to solidify their support base.
In Murang’a, low turnout in voter registration exercise in the region saw a section of professionals including local journalists and musicians hit the ground running to carry out a voter mobilization campaign.
The caravan is set to traverse parts of the county in an attempt to ensure the locals register as voters in large numbers ;;;ups;;;