Kenyan Interior Cabinet Secretary (Minister) Joseph Nkaiserry has put on notice political leaders inciting Kenyans over voter listings saying that action will be taken against them.
The warning follows claims by the Suna East Member of Parliament, Junet Mohammed, that there is collusion between the Ministry of Interior and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to mobilize mass registration of voters in regions perceived to be strongholds of the ruling Jubilee Party.
As the countdown to the 2017 general election gains momentum the political landscape is abuzz with questions regarding the credibility of the voter-registration process. Of particular concern to a section of politicians is the reliability of the voter registration exercise.
The latest to express his reservations is Junet Mohammed, who claims the Jubilee government is planning to rig the polls by conducting simultaneous identity card and voter registration exercises in specific regions, a notion dispelled by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria.
Nkaissery, weighing in on the debate Sunday and dismissing allegations of preference in the exercise, warned politicians against politicizing the ID and voter registration processes for their selfish interests.
Nkaissery also called on Kenyans to take the initiative of registering for identification cards at centres throughout the country.
Meanwhile, Deputy President William Ruto Sunday called on Jubilee Party supporters to be steadfast and to rally behind the party which is focused on eradicating divisive politics in the country.
Ruto has been actively visiting different parts of Kenya’s Rift Valley preaching the Jubilee gospel ahead of next year’s general election. Rongai in Nakuru County is where he rallied area residents on Sunday to back the Jubilee Party saying it is keen to eradicate divisive politics.
Ruto urged the electorate to rally behind leaders who preach unity as the country heads into another election.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.