IEBC On The Spot Over Voter Registration of Persons Living With Disability
Continuous mass Voter registration exercise has hit day two with Persons Living With Disability now demanding quick intervention to have all them registered as voters.
According to National Council for Persons with Disability, we have around 2 million registered disabled persons and only 1.5 million are registered as voters.
The group now want Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission IEBC to facilitate the exercise at their doorstep for those who can’t make it to registration centers.
Networking Group of Disable chairman Andrew Omondi accused IEBC of discriminating those living with disability.
“Some of us are severely disabled and we can’t access those registration centers easily it will be better if they facilitate us or if they can themselves come and registers as at our residences.” Omondi told Ghetto Radio News.
“We also have some of our colleagues who do not know why they should register as voters and this is because we don’t have someone to sanitise them on such,” Omondi added.
Meanwhile nominated Member of Parliament David Ole Sankok explains that they have been in contact with the IEBC over the matter and it is yet to be implemented fully.
“We have not been silent personally I had engagement with IEBC and we agreed that we will use our local administrators to reach those living with disability. We did it during phase one of the registration in some parts the country like in Rift Valley,” Sankok said.
“We have votes and we are targeting 2 Million votes with an additional 500 new votes… This clearly illustrates that we have numbers when taken care of seriously we can bring a massive change…that support should be across the political divide not the commission alone,” he added.
By Allan Otieno
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