Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Prisoners is Kenya can now vote
You can cast your vote even when behind bars in Kenya.

The High Court ruled Wednesday that prisoners be allowed to vote in the forth coming constitutional referendum.

A bench of five judges also asked the Independent Interim Electoral Commission and relevant authorities to facilitate the inmates to participate in the vote.

Only inmates with sound mind, above 18 years of age and with identification cards will be allowed to register for the referendum.

The Kenyan prisons has more than 50,000 prisoners.

Experts continue to raise questions, if the inmates that don’t have identification cards but meet the 18 years of age requirement will be issued with identity cards too, and allowed to register. Others are questioning whether the Committee of Experts on Constitutional Review will be given room to conduct civic education in cells or prisons having in mind that Kenya has less than two months to have the referendum slated for August 4th, 2010.
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