BY NAMULONGO PETER, NAIROBI,21ST FEB 2017-The Independent Electoral and Boundaries commission managed to register 3,782,089 people as voters in the just concluded mass voter registration exercise. Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairperson Wafula Chebukati says 1,001,819 voters applied to transfer their voting stations.While releasing the results of the mass voter registration exercise Tuesday,he said the commission projects that approximately 3.2 million people will be added to the roll after voter register clean-up.
He said the data will be processed to remove duplication and a register compiled over the next 40 days and be ready for inspection from May 10.
He said Kajiado, Mandera, Narok and Nairobi counties had the highest numbers of new voters.
Mr Chebukati said registration in prisons will start on Wednesday in an exercise targeting 5,952 convicted inmates and 2,246 suspects in remand.
He said prisoners to be registered must be of sound mind, not convicted of an election offence in the preceding five years and have national identity cards.
The IEBC was targeting 6.1 million new voters by February 14, before a court extended the registration by five days.
Mr Chebukati however said the commission will close registration on March 7 despite a court order for continuous registration until May 17.