CS Wamalwa decries low voter registration turnout in Trans Nzoia County


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By Beth Nyaga

Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa has decried the low voter registration turnout in Trans Nzoia County as the closing date fast approaches.

Wamalwa said the low voter turnout currently being witnessed in the vast Trans Nzoia region was detrimental to progress made by the Jubilee Administration, urging the residents to turn around the numbers.

At the same time Trans Nzoia Women Representative Janet Nangabo called on local administrators to release identification cards idling to their rightful owners to enable them register as voters

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Meanwhile a section of the Clergy in Meru County has pledged to assist the Independent and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) realize its target by mobilizing residents to register before the February 14th deadline.

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The men of the cloth said the mobilization will be done in all churches across the County and that IEBC officials will be welcomed to register voters in churches.

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Elsewhere, Migori County women representative Dennitah Ghati has called on the IEBC voter registration clerks to consider  the elderly and the sick  during  the voter enlisting exercise.

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Ghati who is mobilizing the electorate to register has launched an initiative that will see elderly people ferried to the registration centers for enlisting. Over 273   elderly persons were registered in the fisrt phase.

She also expressed concerns over  voter   apathy   especially   among the Kuria community where majority of the population do not  vote due to ignorance.


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