• April 14, 2024
  • Last Update April 14, 2024 9:48 PM
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Moses Kuria Details Mt Kenya Forum’s Plan as Voter Registration Kicks Off

Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has explained plans by the Mount Kenya Forum after government rolled out voter registration on October 4, 2021.

Kuria, who has been ill for the past week, held a meeting yesterday with the Mt Kenya Unity Forum led by their spokesperson Martha Karua after they paid him a visit in the hospital.

The Mt. Kenya unity leaders later held a press conference to announce to the public about their 7 to 10 project where they plan to mobilize voter registration to boost the voting population.

The 7 to 10 million voters will include local registration of voters and even those in diaspora .

Martha Karua and Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria addressing the media on October 4, 2021. |Courtesy| Facebook|

The mega project is set to be implemented by recruiting 5000 volunteers in 16 counties to have a daily monitoring of the Performance Indicators from the polling centers to the County level and the regional level.

The Mt. Kenya Unity Forum is set to announce the website for volunteer registration within the next 4 days.

The Members of the Unity Forum wished Moses Kuria quick recovery.

Yesterday, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) launched the Enhanced Continuous Voter Registration (ECVR) #ECVR2021 drive at the Nakuru Athletic Club in Nakuru County.

The exercise, which begun on October 4, will run for a period of 30 days until November 2, 2021 in all the 1,450 County Assembly Wards (CAW).

The #ECVR2021 exercise will be conducted in the 27,241 gazetted registration centers countrywide that include the 52 Huduma Kenya centers.

The exercise targets to enrol 6 million new voters, who have attained 18 years of age and have acquired a national identification card, have valid passports or citizen who were not registered in the previous registration drives.

Voter Registration drive is a key step in the roadmap to the 2022 General Election. It will be followed by cleaning of the register before IEBC competitively procures an independent firm to audit the register, verify and certified it for use in the coming election.

To register as a voter is that one MUST be a Kenyan citizen with a national identification card or valid passport. The individual must present themselves to a registration officer for the capture of biometric features and personal identifiable details.

“Kenyans who registered as voters between 2012 and now should NOT register afresh, but wait for the register inspection window to verify their details, which will be announced a later date,” Government spokesperson Cyrus Oguna stated.

“IEBC will soon communicate details on how to verify voters registration status through SMS & web portal platforms,” he added.

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