Only 2000 voters per county registered so far, says Chiloba

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba. FILE/ PHOTO.

Nairobi, KENYA: Independent Electoral and Boundaries commission (IEBC) has managed to register only 2000 voters per county per day, ever since the voter registration process began.

Speaking during a press briefing on Wednesday in Nairobi, IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba said he hopes the number goes up as days go by.

“I hope this number goes up so that we can reach our targets, Mr. Chiloba said that 7,793 BVR kits are being used countrywide excluding Huduma Centres. Only 68 kits have malfunctioned,” said Chiloba.

IEBC is targeting 4-6 million voters during the 30 day drive which started on Monday.

Chiloba added that their target is to register 200,000 people per day to reach their target and that Tana River, Lamu, Turkana and Laikipia counties are yet to submit their numbers to IEBC.

Meanwhile, at the Coast region especially North Coast region, IEBC officals have has expressed dissatisfaction with the number of people coming out to be registered as voters.

IEBC North Coast regional coordinator Amina Soud said the since the exercise began early this week the voter registration turn out was not up to their expectations.

“I am hopeful that the numbers will increase as days go by, because it’s barely two days since the exercise kicked off, so we expect people to come out in large numbers as days goes by,” Said Soud.