Murgor asks IEBC to extend voter registration period

Philip Murgor
United Democratic Movement Presidential candidate Philip Murgor. Photo/Courtesy

United democratic movement Presidential candidate Philip Murgor has asked the independent electoral and boundaries commission to extend the window period for the ongoing mass voter registration exercise. Murgor says the low number of newly registered voters necessitates for the time frame to be further extended to give Kenyans more humble time to exercise the constitutional right to be voters.

Murgor also wants the national registration bureau to speed up the release of new national identification cards and reduce the time taken to issue the document after application. He says this will give more Kenyans a chance to register as new voters.

The mass voter registration exercise kicked off on the 16th of January and is set to come to an end on the 14th of February. According to provisional numbers released by IEBC for the last week,  it is only 2 million new voters who have been registered against the commission’s projected target of 4 million new voters.

Murgor also urged Kenyans to come out in large numbers and register as voters in order to bring change in governance by voting out the corrupt regime that has continued to squander the public coffers at the expense of development.

Murgor questioned the government on its commitment to fight drug cartels and drug barons.

“The government knows the people who are dealing in drugs and they should bring them to book instead of giving Kenyans lip service,” Said Murgor

He says if elected as the president, his government would not tolerate corruption and tribalism that have adversely affected the country’s growth and development.

He was speaking in Dandora Estate, Nairobi, where he presided over a football tournament dubbed “Tujisajili” to help mobilize and encourage residents to register as voters.

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