- Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) registers eligible Kenyans during 30-day enhanced continuous voter registration campaign
- Bishop Oginde is among leading figures urging Kenyans, especially on social media, to enlist in mass voter registration
- Kenyans will go to the polls to elect the president, members of the National Assembly and Senate, county governors and members of 47 county assemblies in 2022
Former Bishop of Christ is The Answer Ministries (CITAM) David Oginde has urged Kenyans on social media to enlist in mass voter registration.
In a series of tweets been by TUKO.co.keOginde said it is only by registering and voting that the country will achieve a change.
IEBC will not count tweets and followers
Oginde said the polling body, the Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), would not determine the number of votes cast by counting tweets and subscribers on microblogging sites.
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” Please register as a voter … then vote. IEBC will not count tweets and followers. It is the only way to leave your mark on national affairs. If you don’t register or register but vote, you have lost the right to criticize or criticize the government, ” Oginde said.
As has been reported by TUKO.co.ke, the election agency launched mass voter registration on Monday, October 4.
The election agency said it aims to register six million new voters who have reached the age of 18 and have acquired valid national identity cards or passports.
Improved continuous voter registration campaign
The exercise will continue in all 1,450 parishes in Kenya.
“We urge all eligible Kenyans who have not registered as voters to come forward in large numbers and register,” IEBC boss Wafula Chebukati said at the launch in Nakuru.
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Politicians have devised ways to ensure that their regions enlist large numbers of voters.
In Mugirango South, MP Sylvanus Osoro told parents looking for scholarships in the area that they would not benefit from the pot unless they provided proof of their registration on the electoral roll.
Speaking on Monday, October 4 in Kisii County, Osoro said voter cards would be required for those looking for a scholarship in that region.
“In a month’s time, we’ll be announcing the scholarship applications, and your application requirement will be a voting card, not ID. if you don’t have a voter card, you won’t get a scholarship, ”said Osoro.
Kenya’s next general election is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.
Kenyan voters will go to the polls to elect the president, members of the National Assembly and Senate, county governors and the 47 members of county assemblies.
Source: Tuko News