A section of activists in Nairobi have intensified campaigns to register Kenyans who have never cast their votes in any election.
Rosemary Okuta Chairlady Virgin Votes says that they are specifically targeting young people who have just received their ID cards.
Okuta and her team today camped at the registrar’s office in Eastleigh to ensure that those whose IDs were ready also passed through a registration center and registered as a voter.
“Our major target is the people who have never voted, the elderly, the young students from school and even the disabled. Eastleigh has a very big problem with issuance of IDs. We have so many people without IDs because of the many processes like vetting,” said Okuta.
“We have elderly women without IDs so this has hindered most of their children from getting that very important document from the government,” she said.
Abdikadir Abdi a political aspirant for a ward seat on an ODM ticket has urged Eastleigh residents to get out and register as voters and exercise their rights to vote.
“I am urging Eastleigh residents to get out and register as voters because each and every vote counts,” he said.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission launched the second phase of voter registration exercise on Monday.
IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati says that this time round they are targeting at least 4.2 Million people.
The exercise is set to end on the 6th of February.
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