The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Kingi Warns Against Transfer of Voters

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Registering to vote.

Fisheries minister Amason Kingi has warned against the ferrying of voters from one area to another. Kingi said voter-buying is illegal and warned that anyone found conducting it will be charged in court.

"There are reports that some people are now ferrying voters to be registered somewhere else. Anyone found undermining the voter registration will face the law," he said.

Speaking in Magarini where he registered as a voter, Kingi asked members of the public to report anyone found transporting the voters.

"All Kenyans should be alert and immediately report people behind the practise because such people are not interested in their well-being," Kingi said.

"Being bought to do such actions is like selling yourself to be a slave of someone. Why accept Sh200 from a politician? Your vote has more value than this."

Kingi, who has expressed interest for the Kilifi governor seat, asked Kenyans to register before the December 18 deadline.

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