Court extends mass Voter Registration (MVR) until February 19, 2017.

KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI, 16TH FEB 2017 – Mass Voter Registration (MVR) exercise will  continue until Sunday February 19, 2017.High Court judge   Justice Chacha Mwita  on Thursday directed that the MVR will stand closed after the extra three days.

 The ruling was issued in a case filed by activist Okiya Omtatah, who wanted registration to continue until two months to the August elections.

Omtatah had raised several other pertinent issues, which the court will now hear from March 2.

Other issues he wants the court to decide on include compelling IEBC to register voters using birth certificates and expired passports since many eligible voters had been unable to register for lack of IDs.

Judge Mwita also noted that , separate registrations for examinations, Identity Cards, Kenya Revenue Authority PIN numbers and passports are unreasonable and a waste of public funds.

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