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Wednesday, 25 Jan 2017 11:37 EATamboleokata@gmail.com
As the leading political coalitions and leaders in the country scramble for voters in the ongoing countrywide mass voter registration, the Jubilee Party is employing all available means at its disposal to encourage people to register in its strongholds. With the fear that opposition strongholds might register increased numbers, the Jubilee leadership under President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto have been transversing their strongholds and swing regions to marshal their supporters to come out and register in numbers.
in Nakuru County, Jubilee has ordered the provincial administration led by the county commissioner Joshua Nkanatha to get out of the their offices and get involved in the mobilization exercise. The county security boss on Monday summoned all sub county commissioners and ordered them to work extra hard in ensuring that Jubilee supporters come out in huge numbers to register as voters.
Addressing a Jubilee aspirants meeting in Nakuru Town, Mr Nkanatha said that a win for the Jubilee government in the next elections will be a win for him, saying that he would do all he can to ensure that Jubilee gets the most numbers in the county. Mr Nkanatha has ordered chiefs and their assistants to move from door to door to ensure that all uncollected national identity cards are delivered to their owners and that the owners are registered as voters.
Nakuru governor Kinuthia Mbugua also ordered all his county staff to also get out of their offices and engage in the voter mobilization exercise. Mbugua ordered all county ministers, chief offices and ward administrators to join the jubilee caravans mobilizing residents to register within the county.
During the jubilee aspirants meeting held in Nakuru on Monday, the attendees had asked governor Mbugua to suspend all the county government functions and send out his officers to mobilize residents to come out and register as voters.
On Tuesday the county commissioner Joshua Nkanatha and Governor Kinuthia Mbugua joined other political leaders in the county in launching a mobilization caravan which is moving across the eleven constituencies in the county with the aim of creating awareness about the ongoing voter registration exercise.
The move by the provincial administration to engage in the mobilization exercise was motivated by the low numbers of voters which have been registered since the month long exercise begun.
The writer is contributing reporter for the Kenya Free Press based in Nakuru County