5 December 2012

Kenya: MYW Treasurer Urges Trans Nzoia Youths to Register As Voters

Few youth are registering as voters in Trans Nzoia, Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organisation treasurer has said.

"I urge the youth to use the remaining time to register as voters in large numbers to enable you elect leaders who will improve your livelihoods," Naomi Okul said.

She was speaking in Kitale after registering as a voter yesterday.

Okul urged the youth to pick their ID cards from the registrar of person's office.

There are more than 3,000 ID cards, mostly of youth that have not been collected in the county office.

This, Okul said, may hinder the IEBC from registering the targeted number voters in the area.

The TNA aspirant for Trans Nzoia women's representative asked residents to maintain peace.

"As the election draws near, we want the residents especially the youths to be peace ambassadors to enhance fair and peaceful elections" Okul added.

She also asked the government not to implement the new traffic laws until they are amended.

The laws came to effect last Saturday.

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