Diaspora Kenyans cannot be registered to vote for lack of funds
The Independent Electoral and Boundadies Commission (IEBC) Chairman Mr. Isaack Hassan who is currently in London took time to meet with Kenyan Community leaders in UK on Friday 31st July, 2015 at the offices of the Kenya High Commission in London. The commissioner has been in the UK for a Commonwealth Meetings.
While addressing the leaders the chairman said that he has registered about 14.3 million Kenyans in Kenya but he has not yet started registering those in the diaspora because there was no money allocated to him in the 2015 budget for the diaspora.
The chairman said that as far as he is concerned those in the diaspora will vote because the Supreme Court has ruled that those in the diaspora must vote. It is the question of how and where?
“The big problem at the moment is that the 2015 budget did not allocate some money for the diaspora. I cannot promise to delivery without money.
I will be coming back in UK in November and I will update you more on this issue.” the IEBC Chairman said. At the meeting he was accompanied by the Kenya High Commissioner in the UK HE Lazarus Amayo and the deputy High Commissioner in the UK Ambassador Jackline Yonga.