The report to be released by the electoral body is part of the continuous weekly reports the commission has been releasing to show how far the registration process has gone.
By Friday, December 14th, IEBC had registered close to 11 million voters, falling short of the 18 plus million voters it had targeted by the time the exercise closes in a day’s time.
IEBC has called on potential voters to come out in large numbers and register saying that the voter turnout in the last three weeks is worrying.
In a move to mobilize more eligible Kenyans to come out and register, IEBC in conjunction with the Royal Media Services (RMS) is holding road shows across the country to sensitize Kenyans on the importance of registering as voters and participating in the crucial voting exercise.
The low voter turnout prompted IEBC to review its target from the initial 18 million to 12 million.
Early last week, IEBC chairman Ahmed Issack Hassan said that Kenya has not fully healed from the post election violence that followed the highly contested 2007 presidential elections and therefore the low voter turnout.
In the 2007 disputed presidential elections and in the 2010 constitutional referendum, close to 10 million people voted.
In yet another move to sensitize eligible voters to register, IEBC embarked on a Short Messaging Service (SMS) campaign.
IEBC has also been holding marathons in several parts of the country to sensitize people on the need to register as voters.
The forthcoming General Election – being a historical election in Kenya – is targeting to register as many voters as possible so as to ensure the decision on who takes the leadership mantle in the country is made by a large number.
The voter registration exercise comes to a close on December 18th, which is less than 24 hours away.
We – at Citizen TV – call upon all eligible Kenyans to come out and register as voters.
By Koome Kimonye