IEBC to publish voter register in two weeks

IEBC to publish voter register in two weeks

Kenyans will now know who is in the voters register when the draft register is released on March 31.

According to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chair, Wafula Wanyonyi Chebukati, Kenyans will be able to verify their details in the voter register with a final register expected on June 10.

The poll body also announced that it is set to issue guidelines next week on compliance to Chapter Six of the Constitution and the Integrity Act by aspirants who are eyeing elective seats.

Speaking during a stakeholder’s consultative forum on election preparedness, Chebukati commended political parties that have directed their members to comply with the requirement saying they were acting within provisions of the law.

Chebukati further indicated that the commission is working together with other government agencies to clarify on how the electoral body will ensure compliance to the law on integrity.

However, Wafula has assured that the electoral body will ensure aspirants comply with the law on integrity.

At the same time, the poll body indicated that it is currently seeking 200 million shillings to be hived off the Judiciary budget to help the poll body seal its budgetary shortfall to cover for funds used during the two listing extensions by court.

This was after a court ruling that directed the poll body to extend the voter registration from their original set deadline.

Chebukati at the same time revealed that procurement of Integrated Electoral Management System will now be reduced to four months following court cancellation of the previously awarded tender.

The electoral body now says that the poll management system will be tested 60 days ahead of the august 8th general election.

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