Apathy in Jubilee zones as CORD strongholds register more new voters

The final results of the IEBC’s mass voter registration exercise that ended on 15th march 2016 were finally released on 22 March 2016 with the total number of new voters registered being 1,428,056.

The one month exercise has resulted in CORD strongholds scooping a majority slots in the top 20 “best” performing counties in terms of the numbers of the newly registered voters.

Only five counties from Jubilee strongholds made it to the top 20. The famous Tharaka Nithi itself is not anywhere close to the top 20.

The leading county is Nairobi where 134,670 new voters were registered. In the neighbouring and densely populated county of Kiambu, 82,754 new voters were registered.

Nakuru takes the third position with 66,507 new voters while the fourth is Kisumu County with 59,611 new registered voters.

The densely populated county of Kakamega takes the fifth position with 59,611 new registered voters.

The top five counties named above have a combined total 401,939 newly registered voters. These five  counties contributed a significant number of new voters leaving the other 40 counties to contribute only a combined total of 1,026,117 new voters.

Generally, North-eastern Kenya performed extremely poorly. Garissa, Wajir and Mandera all contributed only a total of 21,428. Isiolo County contributed the least number of new voters in the whole country.

In Rift Valley, Elgeyo Marakwet had the least numbers while Nyamira County had the least in Nyanza.

Voter registration was not conducted in Kericho and Lamu counties due to a by-election and Insecurity respectively. The same happened in Malindi Constituency where a by election was being held.

Here is the full list of all the new voters in all counties.

County New Voters
1 Nairobi 134,670
2 Kiambu 82,754
3 Nakuru 66,507
4 Kisumu 59,611
5 Kakamega 58,397
6 Kitui 57,655
7 Bungoma 55,131
8 Siaya 53,496
9 Machakos 50,359
10 Meru 47,682
11 Homa Bay 46,511
12 Mombasa 46,365
13 Migori 44,423
14 Kisii 38,712
15 Makueni 35,973
16 Murang’a 34,546
17 Busia 33,030
18 Kilifi 32,829
19 Nyeri 29,936
20 Kajiado 27,884
21 Trans Nzoia 25,584
22 Kwale 25,547
23 Nyandarua 23,692
24 Uasin Gishu 22,956
25 Narok 22,226
26 Turkana 21,716
27 Kirinyaga 21,165
28 Bomet 20,173
29 Nandi 18,391
30 Nyamira 17,884
31 Vihiga 17,647
32 Embu 17,213
33 Laikipia 17,133
34 Marsabit 16,390
35 Baringo 14,112
36 Tana River 14,036
37 West Pokot 12,658
38 Tharaka-Nithi 11,288
39 Taita/Taveta 10,380
40 Elgeyo/Marakwet 10,064
41 Garissa 9,733
42 Wajir 6,818
43 Samburu 5,899
44 Mandera 4,877
45 Isiolo 4,003
TOTAL 1,428,056

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