Yesterday was set to be marked as the last day for the mass voter registration exercise that was been carried out by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC).
However, a high court order issued in Eldoret extended the registration exercise for another 7 days to 9 November 2021 which has been meted by a lot of criticism.
IEBC through its Vice-Chairperson Juliana Cherena said that they were shocked by the court’s decision given that the judiciary was aware that there are no funds to cater for such an extension.
The Commission moved to court to challenge the court order and the case is will be heard today(Wednesday) from 8 am.
In other news, following a record closure of more than 15 schools countrywide, the Ministry of Education ordered a mid-term break to end school unrest and arson attacks.
Education stakeholders had attributed the sudden cases of unrest to various reasons among them the congested school calendar, lack of extracurricular activities and high hardness on the part of principals and teachers.
Meanwhile here are stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Relief for new voters as IEBC extends registration exercise in compliance with a court order
Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has agreed to extend voter registration in compliance with the court order issued in Eldoret on Monday.
The electoral body, however, said it will challenge the court order today (Wednesday) in court.
“The prohibition was ordered to subsist until 9th November 2021 when the case will be heard interpartes.
“The Commission properly advised on the legal and operational ramifications of the Court order, moved to court today (Tuesday)to challenge the order.
“The case will be heard tomorrow (Wednesday)at 8 am.
80-year-old ‘Shosh’ sound systems owner to run for woman rep on UDA ticket
Cecilia Mwangi, the owner of popular ‘Shosh sound systems’ has joined politics.
The 80-year-old was welcomed to the United Democratic Alliance party on Tuesday by party secretary-general Veronica Maina.
Shosh is a common figure among Nairobi motorists since she has been installing and repairing sound systems in cars for more than two decades.
She announced that she will contest for the Nairobi Women Representative seat come the 2022 general elections.
Uhuru-Raila Team Hold Political Meeting In Dubai as New Details Emerge on Who Raila Will Pick As Deputy
Fresh details have emerged of a political meeting held in Dubai comprised of President Uhuru and Raila Odinga’s team to converse on matters 2022 succession including coming up with who and where the former Prime Minister will be picking as his running mate from.
It has been established in a political meeting held in Dubai attended by Uhuru’s allies and National Assembly Minority Whip Junet Mohamed have resolved to have Mount Kenya at the core of the ODM leader’s campaigns with an individual from the region picked to be his running mate.