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Step up voter education, IEBC told

Tuesday November 27 2012

By NATION CORRESPONDENT

A lobby group has urged the electoral commission to intensify civic education before voter registration ends.

National Democracy Institute (NDI) consultant Kwamchetsi Makokha said on Tuesday the three months set for civic education was not enough to reach eligible voters.

“The period is not enough to reach the whole population. So many people know nothing about the devolved government and roles of the leaders,” he said.

Basic information

Mr Makokha urged the electoral commission and other stakeholders to ensure more Kenyans were educated before voter registration ends.

“If not well educated so many votes might end up being destroyed, and so I urge the government and other stakeholders to help in ensuring that basic information on voting is given to Kenyans,” he said during the launch of a sub-committee of the Political Parties Liaison Committee in Lamu.

He said the committee’s mandate was ensure a credible General Election next year.