Kenyans In The Diaspora To Vote In 2017


Kenyans in the Diaspora will now fully participate in the general elections beginning 2017.

This was after the Court of Appeal ruled that IEBC should set more facilities and infrastructure in the Diaspora to allow voter registration in preparation for the next election.


While delivering the ruling, Justice Roselyn Nambuye directed the IEBC to ensure that Kenyans in Diaspora vote for all positions vied for in the next general elections.


During the last general election, the question whether voters in the Diaspora were eligible to vote or not generated heated debate.


In the end, scores of voters within the East African nations were the only lucky Kenyans in Diaspora who managed to vote.


The case was filed by New Vision Kenya and Kenyans in Diaspora who sought the IEBC to ensure that all Kenyans in the Diaspora vote in the next elections.


By Wangui Ngechu

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