IEBC has fallen short of its weekly voter enlisting target by a huge margin. After the conclusion of week one voter registration, the commission has reported a partly 202, 518 new voters out of a target of 1.5 million new voters.
The commission is attributing the low turnout to general voter apathy. In addition, Insecurity in parts of the country including Lamu, Laikipia, Baring,o and along the Kenya Somali Border is a factor.
Lack of Identity cards for those who have attained the age of 18 years and the last-minute rush culture among the Kenyans.
In the week one report, Samburu leads among counties that have the highest percentage of its target, followed closely by Elgeyo Marakwet, Wajir, West Pokot, Mandera, Nandi, Baringo, Narok Turkana, and Tana River counties.
Far off their targets are Nairobi, Kirinyaga, Embu, Laikipia, Murang’a, Kitui, Nyandarua, Ny,eri, and Kiambu.
The electoral body has urged leaders of the state and non-state actors to assist in rallying eligible voters to register.