The Star (Nairobi)

8 December 2012

Kenya: TNA to Use 12 Days of Music to Woo Voters

Kiambu TNA officials have launched a 12-day music extravaganza to be held in each part of the constituency starting December 12.

Addressing the press yesterday at Village Inn in Kiambu vice chairman William Kuria Josiah said the exercise is aimed at encouraging voters to register not only as party members but also for the general election.

He said though entrance will be free, each individual is required to produce a voter's card so that he or she could gain entry.

"We believe this will encourage those who haven't voted to do so and we shall start the bonanza in Thika on 12 of this month, then move to Limuru, Sigona in Limuru, Kimende in Lari, Githunguri town, Ruiru, Juja, and Kiambu town respectively," he said.

He said that they shall be preaching peace during the exercise and urged politicians and all TNA aspirants to uphold peace during the campaign period.

"We are calling upon all aspirants and stakeholders to preach and uphold peace before, during and after elections. We do not want a repeat of the violence experienced in Kiambu in the last election where people were forcibly evicted from their homes," he said.

He said the bonanza will be led by Kiambu TNA chairman Muigai Njoroge who is also a reknown musician and hails from Lari district.

Kuria said that IEBC officials would be present in all the twelve venues to register voters.

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