Nairobi, 31 October, 2021 / 8:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The ongoing voter registration exercise in Kenya has been characterized with a low turnout, members of the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK) have noted with concern, and called on new eligible voters to “embrace” their civic responsibility by registering as voters.
Only 760,000 Kenyans have registered as voters against the targeted 45 million new voters by this ending week, the Chairperson of Kenya’s the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Wafula Chebukati has been quoted as saying.
"We urge our congregants to embrace the civic duty of making informed decisions, get registered as voters and be ready to vote," IRCK members who include representatives of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) say in a Wednesday, October 27 statement.
They add, still addressing themselves to members of various religious denominations in Kenya, “We prevail upon you to ensure that your name is in your preferred polling station and to observe law and order now, during and after the August 2022 elections.”
Registering as voters presents new eligible voters “opportunity to change their destiny," IRCK members further say.