Low voter registration turnout in Nandi.

IEBC (File photo)
IEBC (File photo)

Nandi County has experienced low voter registration turn out during the first week of the voter registration exercise a situation which is much worrying.

Speaking to the press in Kapsabet, the Electoral and Boundaries Commission Coordinator for Nandi Branch Mrs Catherine Bulinda said the turnout is very low and there is need to lobby for the citizens to turn out in large numbers and register as voters as it is their democratic right to vote.

Bulinda has asked all the political leaders from the region to help in mobilization of the people to accept to register as voters so as to avoid being locked out in the coming general elections voting exercise.

The Coordinator revealed that Nandi has recorded a voter turnout of 34% in Nandihills, 26% in Tindiret, 29% in Aldai, 21% in Emgwen and 29% in Chesumei sub-counties respectively.

She added that if the trend continues, then there is a high chance of locking out a huge number of eligible voters in the ongoing voter registration exercise that is slated to end on 2nd November.

She added that the entire Nandi County is targeting 2,500 registered voters daily but to date since the commencement of the exercise, the Commission has managed to register a total of 3,321 for the last one week which indicates low turnout.