The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) today announced that they had registered about 202,518 new voters out of the weekly target of 1,500,000 since the exercise began on October 4.
Among the regions with the highest new registered voters are counties in Rift Valley from which Deputy President William Ruto hails.
In a country that has always voted on tribal and regional lines, these large numbers will be a big boost to the Deputy President which will give him more superiority in votes ahead of the tough Presidential race.
This new development has forced OKA principals Musalia Mudavadi of Amani National Congress, Kalonzo Musyoka of Wiper party, Moses Wetangula (Ford Kenya), Cyrus Jirongo of UDP to make a swift move to save them from voter apathy.
Mudavadi warned that voter apathy has been responsible for bad leadership and called on the thousands of youths without ID cards to register for the same and take up the voter’s card.
They were speaking in various stopovers within the county as they campaigned for the Wiper Party candidate Eshio Mwaiwa for the October 4 Nguu/Masumba ward by-election.
“There are millions of uncollected ID cards at chiefs’ offices. I call upon the many people who have not collected the same to do so and ensure they register as voters. That is the only way we can elect the leadership we deserve,” the ANC leader said.
The principals said they will stick together and ensure one of them wins the presidency and that they stand for a united and prosperous country, devoid of tribalism and hatred.
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