Matiang’i Has Issued New Directive ON Individual National IDs Ahead Of 2022 General Election

Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i on Friday, January 14, issued new directives on the collection of Identification (ID) Cards.

Matiang’i spoke at a meeting with the National Government Administration Officers – NGAOS, drawn from Nyamira County at the Borabu Technical Training Institute.

The CS assured that the state will prioritise delivering to applicants thousands of uncollected IDs lying in Huduma Centres across the country.

He further noted that the government would institute new measures to support the mass voter registration drive by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs were also directed to work closely with the Peace Committees in liaison with the Nyumba Kumi initiative, religious leaders, women and youth groups to promote peace and cohesion during the election season.

This comes as the IEBC plans to roll out the second phase of the Enhanced Continuous Voter Registration (ECVR) and Diaspora voter registration.

IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati urged all eligible citizens who are yet to be registered as voters to turn up at their Registration Centers for enrollment.

“The Commission is on course in planning and putting in place measures and mechanism to ensure a simple, accurate, verifiable, secure, accountable, impartial, efficient, credible and transparent General Election,” Chebukati stated.

“We are alive to the significant role played by stakeholders in the electoral process and we assure you that we shall continue to engage all relevant stakeholders within the confines of the law and in particular Article 88 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010,” he added.

The Commission failed to meet its target of registering 4.5 million after registering 800,462 new voters during the 2021 mass registration drive.

IEBC had aimed to register 25 million voters ahead of the next polls up from the current 19.6 million.

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