Voter registration suspended in four devolved units

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.

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