- Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC)
The Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs on 27 November 2012 informed Parliament that the Cabinet had decided that Kenyans living in the Diaspora will not be voting in the 2013 General Elections.
This was in spite of the chairman of IEBC having travelled and consulted widely over the last two years with the Kenyan Diaspora and repeatedly assuring them that they will be voting in the next elections.
H.E. the President himself during the visit to the UK in August reiterated that voting will be a reality.
The logistical, financial and time constraints that have been given as the main reason for this unfortunate occurrence are insufficient and incommensurate to the infringement of the democratic rights of Diaspora Kenyans.
We have been informed by chairman of IEBC that there are only 129,000 Kenyans registered with the Embassies and High Commissions outside of Kenya.
We now urge all Diaspora Kenyans to sign this petition to demand our right to vote and also demonstrate that there are more Kenyans in the Diaspora who are disillusioned with the Government of Kenya hence have never found the need to register with the foreign missions.
We need at least 1 million signatures.
We, the undersigned, being Kenyans living in the Diaspora, demand that our right to vote in the 2013 elections is respected as enshrined in the New Constitution.
We demand the full implementation of the new constitution to the letter which include the rights of Kenyans in Diaspora to vote.
The Let the Kenyan Diaspora vote petition to Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) was written by Diaspora Kenyans and is in the category Politics at GoPetition.