Kenya’s electoral body targets six million new voters in registration drive

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Kenya’s electoral body hopes to enlist six million new voters in its ongoing registration exercise ahead of the August 2022 general election.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) rolled out the nationwide voter registration drive this week, ten months before the country goes to the ballot to elect a new president.

The Chairperson of IEBC, Wafula Chebukati, told state television KBC that the exercise aims to add six million new voters to add up to the existing 19.6 million voters.

IEBC data shows that as of 2017, Kenya had a total of 19,611,423 registered voters spread in 40,883 polling stations across the country.

The exercise is scheduled to run until November 2.