31 January 2013

Kenya: Minorities Ask for Voter Education

Leaders from Ogiek, Sabots and Endorois have challenged IEBC to move with haste and conduct civic education in their areas.

Speaking in Naivasha hotel during a meeting called to address party primaries ,the leaders said minority communities could miss out on the election due to insecurity and lack of information.

Paul Chepsoi from the Endorois Welfare Council, said many families have fled the area due to cattle rustling and may not come back in time to vote.

Jane Chebet from Mt Elgon said that hundreds of Saboats are not sure if they will participate in the coming election since they don't fully understand the new voting process.

Daniel Kobeih from the Ogiek said the new constitution had given minority communities high hopes but the gains are being trashed by politicians who refuse to nominate them yet there is a five per cent provision in the constitution.

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