20 December 2012

Kenya: 400 Register After Dispute With Shylock

More than 400 people whose ID cards had been with held by a shylock in Kieni district have a reason to smile after they were given back the IDs and were able to register as voters before deadline.

The IDs were withheld since they were unable to pay back the money agreed on time and after the area parliamentary aspirant Kanini Kega intervened, they were given back.

They happily registered on Monday before the Tuesday IEBC deadline. Speaking at Kahuro Primary School in Kieni East district after registering as a voter, Kega said the people mostly from Narumoru area will now have their chance to exercise their democratic right to vote for their leaders they want.

"We were very happy that we got back the IDs. We shall now be able to participate in the party nominations and the March general elections," said Margaret Wamuyu, 28 who was a victim. Wamuyu said they went to the shy locks since the Women Enterprise Funds is yet to reach grassroots.

Meanwhile, Kanini Kega said Nyeri leaders are ready to support whoever will be elected as the presidential flag bearer after the Jubilee Alliance resolutions. The aspirant urged leaders to put their selfish interest aside and put the interest of the country first.

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