Uhuru deliberately stopping voter registration, Mudavadi says
17 March 2016, 21:36
Nairobi - The government has deliberately sabotaged the IEBC, opposition chief Musalia Mudavadi says.
In a press statement carried by the Daily Nation, Mudavadi said that
the government had deliberately refused to give the Independent
Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) the KES 2 billion it had
requested for during the current financial year, resulting in the
dismissed President Kenyatta’s promise that the government would give
IEBC more funds to enable it conduct a door-to-door voter registration
exercise throughout the country terming it a gimmick to hoodwink Kenyans
that it was committed to free and fair elections.
belated, the President has woken up to reality I have been talking
about. We know it is the Executive that deleted allocations to IEBC in
the last Budget. IEBC was saved by Parliament which allocated it an
insulting KES 500 million instead of the KES 2 billion it had requested,”
said the ANC leader.
In a report on The Standard, the President stated that the government would add more funds to the IEBC purse to help with voter registration.
Speaking in Nakuru County on Wednesday,
President Kenyatta said the government was committed to giving the
electoral body extra funds to enable it conduct a door-to-door campaign
He did not however
specify how much the government was ready to give the agency to achieve
its target of eight million new voters before the next General Election.
Kenyatta further directed the National Bureau of Registration to speed
up the issuance of national identity cards for the young people to
participate in the 2017 poll.
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