IEBC has officially launched the Enhanced Continuous Voter Registration drive at the Nakuru Athletic club.
The commission is targeting to register over 6 million new voters’, with the majority being first time youth who have acquired national IDs or have valid passports.
IEBC is also targeting other citizens who were not registered in the previous drives.
The exercise is currently underway in all the 47 counties.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission is targeting to register 124,159 new voters in Kisumu County during the one month enhanced continuous voter registration that kicked off earlier today.
The County’s IEBC Election Manager Patrick Odame said the potential to reach the target and beyond is real.
Odame also said the mass voter registration should not be left to IEBC alone as he called upon political and church leaders to take the lead role in getting people to register.
Nationally, the electoral commission is targeting 6 million voters.
Currently, Kisumu county’s registered voters stands at 541,235.
He said the exercise is mainly targeting young people who are going to vote for the first time in the August 2022 elections.
Speaking also from Nakuru, Joel Kairu who is the Speaker of the Nakuru County Assembly, has noted that there has been complaints of people mostly those who live at the borders like Somalia whose identification cards have not yet been vetted for like 2 years ago.
He noted that the Office of President and the Interior Affairs should lead their means for such people to get their rights fulfilled since they still are a compariot of the Country.