13 December 2012

Kenya: Elderly Voters in My Constituency Have Not Been Registered, Kivuti Says

Siakago MP Lenny Kivuti has expressed disappointment that the elderly people in his constituency have not been registered.

Speaking at Kanyuambora Primary School where he and his wife Hilda registered as voters politicians for not educating their constituents. "Without the people registering, where do these aspirants think they will take their coalitions if they can't go out and mobilise the people to vote?"

He said the elderly were suspicious of the BVR kits. The MP said the elderly believe they will vote with their old voters' cards. Kivuti, who is the Deputy party leader of the Alliance Party of

Kenya said voters registration centres were "far and apart" making his constituents walk for long distances. He called on the IEBC to take its civic education to the grassroots.

Kivuti is running for the senator. Mbeere North election coordinator Katelo Guyo said rumours going round in the district about BVR kits are false. Some of the people have refused to register fearing their fingerprints will be taken to the CID offices.

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