Facebook users in Kenya will begin receiving reminders to confirm their voter identification details after the US social media site signed an agreement with the electoral agency.
According to Daily Nation, Facebook users will be getting a reminder at the top of their News Feed to verify the accuracy of their voter’s registrations details.
There will be a link that will then take the users to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Facebook page.
“By working closely with Facebook, we hope to raise voter awareness of how the verification process works and increase engagement with us, particularly with the youth,” said IEBC communications manager Andrew Limo.
Also, Facebook will make a share button that will share with friends that they have verified their details and that they plan to take part in the August General Election.
On Sunday, Raila led other NASA principals – Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang’ula – in declaring that they would not participate in the elections should the High Court declaration be voided, and accused Jubilee and IEBC of plotting to rig the August polls.
The Jubilee rejoinder came as IEBC dismissed the NASA threats, saying anyone with issues regarding elections “should seek to be enjoined in the case”.