Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has elicited massive mixed reactions on social media after making an allegations on ambitious voter registration targets they were planning to achieve in the coming days in Mt Kenya region.
This follows after Kuria, who is in hospital, alleged he, together with other leaders from the region among them NARC-Kenya leader Martha Karua and former devolution Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri were planning to register 3 million more voters, in a bid to top up 7 million who were already on Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) register.
The video of the leaders led by Karua and Kuria was shared by the lawmaker on Facebook on Tuesday morning. They resolved to launch a website which they would use to monitor the process, then recruit 5000 volunteers who would do thorough mobilization and working closely with IEBC officials. The group will be reporting Key Performance Indicators for the registration daily to them.
However, Kuria's assertions caused massive reactions from netizens, most of who cast doubts on whether he was sure about the 3 million voters target and the 7 million registered individuals. They ridiculed him for exaggerating figures of the region's voters.
According to the netizens, there was no way Mt Kenya region could be having 7 million registered voters. Also, in their observation, it could not attain the 10 million target. One of them mockingly quipped that the population of the Kikuyu community was just 8 million and it was implausible to claim it had almost the same number of registered voters.
"Ati 10m votes this narrative is outdated. Kikuyus like the rest of kenyans need good infrastructure, stable economy and accountable leaders. Hizi vitu zingine they're meant to raise tribal feelings that benefits clients 13173 and family!" Dan Nyabasa commented.
ThThis comes after IEBC rolled out massive voter registration exercise across the country on Monday. The commission is targeting 6 million new voters to top to 19 million on the register, so that it becomes 25 million before 2022 general election.
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