Kenya: Only 4000 Voters Registered in Kirinyaga

By George Munene

Only 4,000 new voters have registered as voters in Kirinyaga County against a target of 76,000.

According to the County commissioner Mr Erastus Ekidor, there is low voter registration turn out in the region.

“Chiefs and leaders should join hands and ensure that eligible voters turn out in large numbers to register,” he told the press in Kerugoya town on Wednesday.

Mr Ekidor said chiefs had been provided with motor cycles by the government and they should then use them to urge residents in their respective areas of jurisdiction to be registered.

“The chiefs have the responsibility to ensure that as many voters as possible have registered because they now have means of transport,” said Mr Ekidor.

The administrator also told residents that it was their right to vote and should register without being coerced to do so.

He also said the government will continue with the war against the sale and consumption of illicit brews insisting that the Presidential directive was still in force and the government was determined to eradicate the brews which are being sold in bars and drinking dens.

He warned that any trader found manufacturing the brews would be arrested and prosecuted.

“We are not going to spare any beer trader found carrying out this illegal business,” said Mr Ekidor.