Kenya’s Electoral Body to Review Diaspora Vote

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission maintains that it has the final say on whether citizens outside the country may vote despite an earlier Cabinet decision to rule out registration for Kenyans abroad.
  • Kenya:  IEBC to Decide Fate of Diaspora Voters

    Capital FM, 28 November 2012

    The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) maintained on Wednesday that it had the final say on whether Kenyans in the Diaspora would be registered for next year's ... read more »

Photo: The Star

Ballot box being emptied.

  • Kenya:  Diaspora May Not Vote, Says Wamalwa

    The Star, 28 November 2012

    The government yesterday gave a strong indication that Kenyans in diaspora may not participate in the March 4 general election. read more »

  • Kenya:  Diaspora Kenyans Will Not Vote in 2013 Polls

    Capital FM, 27 November 2012

    Kenyans in the Diaspora will not cast votes for their preferred presidential candidate on March 4, 2013 after all. Constitutional Affairs Minister Eugene Wamalwa told Parliament ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Diaspora May Not Vote

    The Star, 28 November 2012

    Kenyans in the diaspora may not take part in the March 4th general election. Justice Minister Eugene Wamalwa told parliament yesterday that the Cabinet discussed the exercise by ... read more »

  • Kenya:  2.8 Million Voters Registered in First Week - IEBC

    Capital FM, 26 November 2012

    The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) says it registered some 2.8 million people in the first week of countrywide voter listing ahead of the March 4, 2013 ... read more »


  • Kenya:  Registration Time Running Out Fast, Cautions Mudavadi

    Capital FM, 24 November 2012

    Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi has added to the growing voices of concern over the low turn out being witnessed in voter registration centers across the country. read more »

  • Kenya:  IEBC Blamed for Low Registration Turnout in Kakamega County

    The Star, 24 November 2012

    OFFICIALS of political parties in Kakamega county have blamed the slow pace of voter registration on poor voter education by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Biometric registration Hitches Slows Down Registration in Kenya

    African Elections Project, 23 November 2012

    The ongoing Biometric registration (BVR) in Kenya is being characterized by hitches countrywide. The plan was for it to take just ten minutes to register one voter but this is not ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Voter Registration Delayed By Faulty, Few BVR Kits

    The Star, 23 November 2012

    Voter registration has not started in parts of Kwale, four days since the exercise was launched countrywide. The delay has been caused by lack of voter registration kits in some ... read more »

A voter is registered using the Biometric Voter Registration kit.