Kenya Mass voter registration kicks off today In Kenya

Kenyans who have not yet registered to vote will have the opportunity to do so when the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) launches a 30-day nationwide voter registration drive.

The exercise will be launched today in Nakuru, northwest of Nairobi, led by the IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati among other officials.

Chebukati has urged eligible Kenyans who have not registered to turn out in large numbers and register.

As the country prepares for the August 2022 General Election, Wafula Chebukati said the commission aims to register at least 6 million additional voters.

The exercise is also targeting those living in the diaspora.

It mainly targeted South Sudan, the USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates as the newly listed countries after meeting the minimum requirement of 3,000 voters.

Figures from the commission show that Kenya currently has 19,687,885 voters.

The East African nation will hold its general elections on August 9, 2022.

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