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IEBC: 1.4 Million Voters Registered, Six Million Target Missed

The independent electoral and boundaries commission has announced that it only managed to register 1.4 million voters out of its target of 6 million new voters.

The new voter registration drive started on October 4, and was to run until November 2 before a court order was issued restricting the commission from halting the process until a case in court was heard.

During the earlier stated period, IEBC managed 1,421,710 voters. New transfers were 359,834 and 2,519 changes in particulars were made. Within the same period, 17 deletions were also made.

In the lead is Nairobi with a total of 139,560 new voters followed by Nakuru 58,436 votes, Kiambu 54,668, Kisii 54,089 votes, Kakamega 53,055, Bungoma 49,186, and Kilifi 40,841, votes.

Others are Mombasa 37,911, Kwale 22,625 new voters, Tana River 11,290, Lamu 5,438, Taita Taveta 13,389, Garissa 22,760, Wajir 18,735, Mandera 24,926, Marsabit 15,953, and Isiolo 5,768.

Meru 45,083, Tharaka Nithi 12,807, Embu 14,434 2, Kitui 28,306, MACHAKOS 37,454, Makueni 24,830, Nyandarua 15,133, Nyeri 18,191, Kirinyaga 15,736, Murang’a 22,082, Turkana 34,665, West Pokot 22,679, Samburu 7,711, Trans Nzoia 31,141, Uasin Gishu 41,687, Elgeyo Marakwet 17,962, Nandi 32,209, Baringo 26,469, Laikipia 11,027, Narok 33,479, Kajiado 30,601, Kericho 30,221, Bomet 28,889, Vihiga 18,767, Busia 28,863, Siaya 30,294, Kisumu 41,716, Homa Bay 32,698, Migori 35,866, and Nyamira 22,080.

IEBC is still continuing the voter registration as it awaits its appeal to be determined.

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