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IEBC will not extend Registration Exercise – Chebukati

The voter registration exercise will not be extended due to lack of funds, the electoral agency said yesterday.

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati said the commission was allocated Sh1.2 billion out of the Sh4 billion it had requested for the exercise that is currently underway.

Registration is scheduled to end on November 2, with the IEBC targeting to register six million new voters.

But reports from across the country show that the electoral agency may not hit the target largely due to apathy by the youth.

“After November 2, we will not have money to extend the voter registration exercise. The commission can only afford to conduct mass registration for 30 days,” said Chebukati.

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