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IEBC targets youth in the ongoing voter registration

The IEBC has started the process of registering voters ahead of the 2022 general elections.

The exercise has kicked off with some leaders urging the youths and other unregistered voters to turn up in huge numbers.

“Taking part in an election is not only an exercise but also a right to elect our leaders who will help us develop our societies. I call upon every one of us who has not registered to come out and register as voters for the sake of our communities,” said West Mugirango Constituency returning officer David Kiplangat.

In Nyamira County, the target is those who recently got their national identity cards and the youth who are now the majority population in the county which has four constituencies.

Kitutu Masaba leads with six wards; Rigoma, Gachuba, Kemera, Magombo, Manga and Gesima, with about 21,445 registered voters, with a target of registering over 3,000 new voters.

West Mugirango comes second with five wards; Nyamaiya, Bogichora, Bosamaro, Bonyamatuta and Township Wards, with about 17,580 registered voters.

IEBC now targets over 2,000 to 3,500 new voters.

North Mugirango is third in the IEBC statistics with about 12,558 registered voters in its five wards; Itibo, Bomwagamo, Bokeria, Magwagwa and Ekerenyo, whereby the electoral body now targets over 2,000 new voters.

Borabu becomes last on the list due to its dense population scarcely distributed in the settlement scheme.

It currently has about 12,638 registered voters who are non-locals and, IEBC is targeting to register about 2,800 new voters.

According to the electoral body, if they achieve the targets, Nyamira county will have higher voting numbers, unlike the last two general elections.

By Darlington Mose

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