The Kenya National Private Security Workers Union has urged the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, to take up voting registration exercise to the security firms premises to enable the security guards to get registered as voters.
The Union's secretary general Isaac Andabwa has said majority of the guards can not afford the bus fare to move from one place to another to get them registered.
His sentiments have been echoed by Erick Okeyo chairman Kenya Security Industry Association, who has said
Security guards work for long hours and in shift therefore making it hard for them to get even a chance to get registered.
" We are working closely with the Ministry of Interior and IEBC to ensure that those who have registered go to vote on the election day and those not registered go to register",said Okeyo.
The two however have urged the security guards to turn up in large numbers to be registered
Apart from that,they have also urged the government to carry out a training of security guards on how to handle and behave during the electioneering period, noting that the guards are the first persons to get in contact with chaos in case violence erupts.
Andabwa has noted that as security union,they don't have a preferred presidential candidate and they will not support any faction but will support the government of the day,they need a leader who has an agenda to sustain investors in the industry.
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