The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has expressed confidence that it will manage to register around 166,000 voters in Uasin Gishu County in the on-going mass voter registrations.
Uasin Gishu County IEBC Manager, Mrs. Jane Gitoga, said with support from all stakeholders, she is certain her officers will manage to attain the target.
As of October 9th, the Commission had registered over 5,000 voters across the six constituencies in Uasin Gishu County.
Speaking to KNA in her office, Gitonga revealed that starting Tuesday October 12th, registration officers will be positioned in different universities across the County, to ensure all the unregistered university students are listed.
“Majority of unregistered voters are between 18-25 years old, many of whom have collected their IDs but they have not bothered to register as voters, we have reasons to believe majority of these individuals are university students,” she said.
Gitonga said that she has held meetings with church leaders within Eldoret town, to ensure the message reaches out to the public through church ministers.
“We are also collaborating with the civil society, political leadership and the media to ensure as many people get the message as possible,” she added.
The County Elections Manager further said that IEBC is working hand in hand with the National Registration Bureau (NRB), to ensure those collecting their IDs, also register as voters.
Gitonga further observed that there was no need for unregistered voters to travel back to their respective counties, to register because there is a team stationed at the Huduma Centre to assist in change of polling station.
Data from IEBC indicate Uasin Gishu County has 450,055 registered voters and 868 polling stations.