Kenya: Battle for 2017 votes shifts to Identity cards

Published: 6/Jun/2015
Source: The Star

The 2017 presidential contest has shifted to voter registration, with statistics indicating that over 1.2 million Kenyans acquired new ID cards in 2013 alone.

The new figures emerged as Kenya’s embassy in the US announced that it was rolling out massive ID registration – a prerequisite for voter registration – for Kenyans living in the diaspora.

“The Embassy of the Republic of Kenya is pleased to announce that it will carry out a National Identity Card registration exercise in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from Saturday, June 6, 2015 – Sunday, June 7, 2015,” the Kenyan embassy, headed by Ambassador Njeru Githae, announced.

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Themes: Identity Documents, ID Documents and Passports
Regions: East Africa, Kenya
Year: 2015