By Felix Andrew
SOME Kenyan diaspora who are living in Dar es Salaam Tanzania have expressed their satisfaction about voting exercise today and urged their fellows to agree with the results
Speaking in Dar es Salaam a voter identified as James said : “Im happy with voting process here in Dar e s Salaam , but I urge Kenyans to be ready with any kind of results whether it is negative or positive ” .
He thanked the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for making sure that the diaspora are registred as voters.
For purposes of this year’s election, Kenyans living outside the country are able to register and participate in the elections.
The Commission conducted voter registration in Bujumbura in Burundi, Arusha and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, Kigali in Rwanda, Kampala in Uganda and Pretoria in South Africa.
According to IEBC local official, there are 1,053 registered Kenyan diaspora living in Dar es Salaam and Arusha Tanzania.
Last year, the Supreme Court ordered progressive registration of Kenyans living abroad to enable them participate in local elections. This followed a petition by a lobby group known as New Vision Kenya.