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KPMG audit report on voter registration reveals decline in the number of registered youths

IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati said the audit by KPMG shows the number of registered youths aged 18-34 years old stands at 39.84 per cent, representing a 5.27 percent decline compared to 2017.

“A further analysis of youth enrolment statistics shows a decline in the number of registered female voters by 7.75 percent between 2017 and 2022,” Chebukati said

He spoke on Monday while releasing the audit report at the Bomas of Kenya.

He said the report further revealed that male youth enrolment has declined by 2.89 per cent over the five-year period.

The enrolment of PWDs stands at 18.94 percent of the eligible voting population while registered Kenyan voters in the diaspora constitute 0.05 per cent of the registered voters.

Chebukati said the audit showed that women represent 49. 12 per cent of registered voters while men represent 50.88 per cent of total voters.

“Demonstrating that women are still underrepresented in the register of voters,” Chebukati said. 

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