Trans Nzoia experienced low voter registration

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The just concluded mass voter registration recorded smaller percentage of the voters that were targeted to be registered in Trans Nzoia County.

According to various independent electoral and boundaries commission –IEBC coordinators in different constituencies in the county, a target of 70,674 new voters were targeted in the exercise but at the end of the 30 days only 25,584 had been registered in the whole county.

According to the figures given to us by the coordinators from respective constituencies, Saboti had the highest number of new voters with 6629 voters registered in the exercise.

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IEBC officials registers a voter in Kimilili

Kiminini constituency came second with 5486 new voters registered followed by Kwanza constituency that registered 5043 while Cherangany had 4912 new voters with Endebes coming last with 3514 new voters registered during the exercise.

Most of the constituencies in Trans Nzoia registered slightly above 25% of the targeted voters in the first phase of the mass registration that started on 15th February and ended on 15th March 2016.

However despite the low number of the registered voters the IEBC coordinators have assured the prospective voters who missed out during the mass registration to grab the chance of being registered at the constituency offices where they said the voter registration shall continue.

The IEBC coordinators in Trans Nzoia, Japheth Lagat of Kiminini, Joyce Wamalwa of Kwanza, Martin Wekesa of Saboti, Peres Maiyo Kandie of Cherangany and Nancy Iyadi of Endebes constituency.