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Kenyans are required to confirm their details through SMS or by visiting the commission's website

A few hours after the electoral body IEBC announced that the verification of the Register of Voters exercises had begun, the commission has urged Kenyans who registered themselves as voters to verify their details.

In a statement released on Thursday evening, the Chebukati led commission announced that Kenyans who registered as voters can now verify their details through a Short Text Message (SMS) by sending their ID or Passport numbers to 70000.

IEBC said Kenyans can also confirm their details by visiting the commission's website https://verify.iebc.co.ke.

Kenyans whose details have not correctly been captured have been advised to visit their registration centers for corrections.

"The public is further informed that the verification of Register of voters exercises commenced yesterday 4th May, 2022 for a period of 30 days. Kenyans can also confirm their details via SMS by sending their ID/Passport number to 70000 or visit the commission's website. In the event, your details are incorrectly captured, visit your registration center," read part of the statement.

{Voter verification exercise will run for 30 days. Photo: Courtesy}

At the same time, the commission warned political parties who have not met the two-third gender rule for Members of Assembly and Senate that the commission will not allow them to participate in the next general elections in August for the said elective posts.

The commission said all political parties have until Monday, May 9, 2022, to comply with the directive.

On Monday, the electoral agency suspended the registration of voters until March 13, 2023, announcing it had opened the voter register for verification after an audit from Wednesday.

Also affected were Kenyans who want their polling stations changed and Kenyans living in the diaspora, with IEBC saying it had also suspended all the transfer activities