Today morning Kakamega Woman Representative Elsie Muhanda urged residents of Kakamega County to turn up in masses in the ongoing countrywide Mass Voter Registration exercise. Speaking today during a local Radio interview, Muhanda said that it was only through voter registration that the County as well as Western Region will have a say in the forthcoming polls (2022 General elections).
She added that the region has lagged behind interms of development due to little resources it gets from the national cake. She challenged locals to fully participate and embrace the exercise as a tool to propel the region's development agenda.
"Kakamega County is among the most populous counties in Kenya, if we translate this population to voter registration it will make a very huge impact. We need to utilize our numbers to fight for our space." She said.
Muhanda also challenged locals to not ignore the exercise since it would also help the community have bargaining powers on the national table. She therefore urged community players to help in mobilization exercise to witness massive voter registration. She used an example of Bodaboda riders as good mobilizers urging them to crusade about the exercise.
According to IEBC data, Kakamega County before the ongoing voter registration exercise had 743,745 registered voters with a target of an extra 171,000 voters in the ongoing exercise. Malava Sub County tops in the numbers with 82,883 voters . Mumias East Constituency has the least registered voters countywide. Lugari and Navakholo constituencies respectively have the highest number of voters in the last continuous voter registration exercise. The County is projecting over 1,000,000 registered voters by the end of the ongoing voter registration exercise.
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