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Over 40,000 Mombasa residents unable to transfer votes- Activists

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[Kisauni Sub-County Chairman Grass root veteran political professionals Mr Caleb Ngwena addressing journalists in Mombasa to protest IEBC protocols on voter transfer. Photo/Ahmed Omar].

Grass root veteran political professionals lobby group now wants the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to come clear on voter transfer.

The group led by their Kisauni Sub-County Chairman  Caleb Ngwena who also doubles as the Genesis for Human Rights Commission Program Director, said IEBC has set up many protocols that make it hard for common Kenyan voters to transfer their votes.

He said that many voters had shifted their place of abode for the last four years on various grounds.

The Sub-County Chair also said for the last two years Covid- 19 pandemic triggered a massive migration of Kenyans due to economic crisis, and it is inconceivable for them to go back to the areas where they registered to get letters from the area chief.

He allayed fears that about 40,000 Mombasa County residents will not be able to participate in August general elections due to the stringent measures on voters transfer.

In the second and final phase of the Enhanced continuous voter registration in preparation for the general election, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) targets 4.5 million new voters during the 21 days’ exercise that is scheduled to end on February 6.

At the same time Kisauni Sub-County Chair of people living with disability Sammy Chirchir, called upon the ODM party electoral board to conduct free and fair nominations to enable the electorate elect their preferred eligible candidates in the august polls.