Find below full statement and statistics on the on the number of registered voters after mass voter registration by independent electoral and boundaries commission (IEBC) as at 19th February 2017.
Official statement from IEBC: We wish to formally announce the closure of the mass voter registration drive that commenced on January 16, 2017. The exercise which was to take 30 days, was extended by the High Court for another 5 days. At this point, it is important for the Commission to take time to collate all the data from the field in order to prepare the draft register that will be subjected to verification. We take this opportunity to thank all Kenyans and our partners who supported the exercise.
Registration In Prisons
In compliance with the Court decision PETITION NO. 574 OF 2013-KITUO CHA SHERIA-VS-IEBC & ATTORNEY GENERAL, which requires the Commission to register prisoners to participate in elections, the Commission set aside 7 days for this exercise.
The exercise which was to commence yesterday but there have been delays occasioned by logistical challenges as a result of the extension of MVR 11 by the Court to February 19, 2017. We should comfortably commence registration in prisons tomorrow, February 22, 2017.
According to data from the department of correctional services, there are 49,867 prisoners in 118 prisons across the country. This number includes those with National IDs and those without.
Those to be registered will be adult citizens who will present themselves with National 1D, must be of sound mind, and must not have been convicted of an electoral offence in preceding five years to the elections. Once registered, this constituency shall only vote for the presidential elections.
Registration of Kenyan Diaspora
As per Article 82 (1), (e) the Constitution, and in the spirit of progressive realization of the right to register and vote by Kenyans residing outside the Country, the Commission has commenced registration of voters in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Africa. The exercise shall go on for a period of 14 days starting February 20, 2017 and ending on March 6, 2017.
Registered voters after mass voter registration
The preliminary reports from the field show that 3,782,089 applications for new registration were received by the Commission. This represents 62% of the upper target of 6 million voters but 95% of the 4 million lower target. It is important to note that these are not final figures.
Top Most Registered Counties according to the latest data by IEBC in Feb 2017 Mass voter registration
- NAIROBI CITY 461,346
- KIAMBU 225,995
- NAKURU 175,756
- MERU 169,803
- MOMBASA 141,686
- KILIFl 123,866
- MACHA KOS 114,320
- KAKAMEGA 114,126
- MURANG’A 101,724
- UASIN GISHU 100,346
These counties registered more than 100,000 applications with Nairobi leading with
461,346. Taking into account the registration of voters after the 2013 General Election, the Commission projects that approximately 5.2 million new voters will be added on the voters roll. But this will be the case after a proper cleaning and verification process.
Complete Registered voters in all 47 counties available in the attached image below. Just download and expand to view
The above statistics of mass voter registered voters (2017 were derived from the Independent Electoral boundaries commission (IEBC) official website www.iebc.or.ke .)
You need the complete 6 page report released by IEBC on 21st February 2017: Contact