As voter registration drive intensifies, Nominated Member of Parliament Sonia Birdi has taken to the streets to urge Kenyans to turn out in large numbers.
She called on individuals to register as voters to be able to exercise their rights when the country goes to the polls on August 8.
The legislator who carried placards in busy malls and streets across Nairobi County appealed to political leaders to use all means to mobilize their supporters before the February 14 deadline.
“It is surprising that some Kenyans are still not aware of the exercise by the country’s electoral commission which kicked off on January 16,” he said.
The legislator who spoke to People Daily at Westgate Mall in Westlands called on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to enhance the civic education to ensure it achieves its target.
IEBC chief executive officer Ezra Chiloba who has indicated the commission’s target of registering 6.1 million people in the final mass voter registration exercise said they have deployed 7,793 kits across the country.
Huduma Centers are also serving as voter registration centers to supplement the 26,400 registration centers currently in operation.
Those willing to change their polling station will however be required to visit IEBC offices in the constituency they would wish to vote.