On Tuesday, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) called off voters registration in the Kiambaa constituency and Mahoo, Kiagu, and Nguu/Masumba wards.
The commission announced that the units either have a pending court case or by-elections.
A court case is currently pending in Kiambaa. Kariri Njama, a candidate for the Jubilee Party, filed a petition to overturn United Democratic Alliance candidate Njuguna Wanjiku’s victory.
On the other hand, Masumba and Mahoo wards are scheduled to have by-elections on October 14 and December 16, respectively.
Also, the Meru High court issued a conservatory order that bars the commission from conducting elections in Kiagu.
The Enhanced Continuous Voter Registration effort was launched on October 4 by IEBC.
In thirty days, the commission hopes to register 6 million new voters.
However, the exercise has been married with low turnout attributed to instability in Lamu, Baringo, and Laikipia counties, as well as along the Kenya-Somalia border, a lack of ID cards, and a culture of a last-minute rush for the low turnout.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.