[9th June 2015]


This is to inform you that the Government of Kenya appointed a taskforce on full implementation of the Constitution of Kenya to facilitate voting by the Diaspora in general elections and referenda on 20th February 2015.The taskforce will advise the Government on facilitation of voting by the Kenyan Diaspora in general elections and referenda, in line with the Constitution. The Government is currently putting the necessary framework in place to enable the Kenyan Diaspora to fully participate in future general elections and referenda.

In view of this, you are requested to submit your views to diaspora@mfa.go.ke for them to be considered in the preparation of the final report that will guide policy and legislative changes that may be necessary for Kenyan Diaspora to realize their constitutional right.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has started a mapping exercise to help ascertain location of Kenyans around the globe, kindly visit http://www.iebc.or.ke/diaspora/ and register yourself.

Kenyans who have not registered with the Embassy are requested to do so by 12th June, 2015.

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