Kenyans race against time for voter registration exercise
14 March 2016, 17:44
Nairobi – More and
more Kenyans are racing against time to beat the voter registration deadline
set for Tuesday, reports Capital FM.
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Speaking to an
artisan, James Mugo at a registration centre he said he has been focusing on
student, Ruth Mwikali said she decided to vote last minute because she was
concerned about voting someone into power who did have regard for who she was.
According to the
Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission said they wish to target at
least 4 million voters.
Despite the target
the commission expects only to register quarter of the 4 million voters.
For voters who miss
the registration deadline on Tuesday residents can still register at the
regional and constituency offices.
from Kaimosi Friends University College boycotted classes due to attacks from
local when they were registering in their region.
According to locals
they are accusing the students of being bribed by politicians.
However University Principal,
Prof. Jack Nandi however rejected allegations saying that attacks were not
linked to voter registration.
“The students are
not going to their hostels earlier enough and that may pose a risk to them
during late hours by being attacked by certain individuals,” he said.
Elections have been
set for August 8, 2017.
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