The Star (Nairobi)

9 November 2012

Kenya: Chiefs to Boycott Voter Registration

Bomet chiefs and their assistants have threatened to paralyse voter registration to force MPs to enact the National Administration and Coordination Bill.

The more than 200 chiefs staged a peaceful demonstration in Bomet town on Wednesday saying they will boycott the voter registration.

"In the past we have acted as intermediaries between the registration clerk and residents of our locations easing the clerks work but this time round we will not do anything so that our concern on the fate of our Jobs can be felt," said Manaret chief Julius Mutai who read their resolution.

The chiefs announced they will stage a go-slow until the bill is passed by Parliament. The chief also demanded they be paid risk allowances like other security officers.

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