The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has cleared 82 political parties to participate in the upcoming August 2022 General Election as it embarks second phase Enhanced Continuous Voter Registration (ECVR).
During a press conference today, IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati said there are a total of 83 registered parties out of which only one the Alliance for Real Change failed to meet the required regulations.
“82 political parties have been cleared to participate in the 2022 general elections. The Alliance Real Change party has however been non responsive,” he stated.
The IEBC boss said the commission will conduct the second Enhanced Continuous Voter Registration (ECVR) from January 17 to February 6, 2022, while the diaspora voter registration will start on January 21 and end on February 6, 2022.
“The Commission shall extend the registration to eligible Kenyan voters living in the diaspora in 12 countries including Burundi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa, United Kingdom, Canada, USA, South Sudan, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Germany,” Chebukati said.
He further urged officials from the National Registration Bureau (NRB) to share the status of National Identification cards issuance to help the electoral commission process of procuring a firm to conduct an audit of the voters’ register.