Embu leaders mobilizing youth to register as voters

Embu leaders mobilizing youth to register as voters

Political leaders in Embu county have moved to mobilise their supporters to register as voters ahead of the August 8, 2017 elections.

The second phase of mass voter registration exercise kicked off on Monday, January 16 and is set tp last for a month with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) targeting six million new voters.

Political leaders from across the country are busy rallying their supporters to register as voters in order to participate in the August elections.

 

The Embu leaders are now calling on local administration to ensure officers are in offices so that as many youth as possible can pick their national Identity Cards for registration as voters.

Addressing the media at Kangaru, former Transport and Infrastructure Permanent Secretary, Cyrus Njiru, said the youth have suffered for long and its time they made the right choices through the ballot.

Njiru, who decamped from Jubilee Party to the Party of National Unity (PNU) headed by Meru Governor, Peter Munya, said they will support President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election, but campaign also front candidates for other elective posts.

Embu Senator, Lenny Kivuti, called on the youth who have attained the age of 18 years but have no Identity Cards to register with the provincial administration so that the process can be fast tracked.

Written by Ann Mukuru