Kenyan Youth Without IDs Risk Losing Vote


Two lawmakers have filed a case against the electoral commission to allow more than six million youths to register as voters with their waiting cards in lieu of identity cards.

Voters line up to cast their ballots in Kenya's 2007 presidential election.

  • Kenya:  45,000 IDs Yet to Be Collected in Coast

    The Star, 14 November 2012

    More than 45,000 youths in Coast may miss out on the voter registration exercise and thus fail to take part in the general elections for lack of ID cards. read more »

  • Kenya:  Celebrities to Push Youth Voter Registration

    The Star, 15 November 2012

    A number of Kenyan celebrities will be taking part in a new campaign dubbed Kuvuka Kuvuka aimed at getting young voters to register. The campaign is run in partnership with the ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Two million Without IDs Risk Not Voting in March

    The Star, 15 November 2012

    If you have a ' waiting card' you may not be allowed to register as a voter next week. The IEBC says under the Kenyan law, only IDs and a Kenyan Passport are valid for registration ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Register Youth With Waiting Cards As Voters

    The Star, 15 November 2012

    Close to 2 million Kenyans with waiting cards may be locked out of voter registration due to begin next week. The IEBC has indicated that under Kenyan law, only IDs or a Kenyan ... read more »