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Aspirant using football to motivate Kangundo's young voters

"The main reason we have been holding these tournaments in Kangundo is because we have realized a large number of youths may not vote because they are not yet registered," Mr Kituku told the Kenya Free Press.

By Rose Mukonyorosemukonyo@yahoo.comTuesday, 17 Jan 2017 12:08 EAT

Dr Kituku (in white shirt) talks to participants at one of the tournaments. (Photo: Rose Mukonyo/Kenya Free Press).

Kangundo parliamentary aspirant Dr Ancent Kituku Nzioka has been holding football tournaments all the constituency in a bid to reach out to the youth to register as voters in the nationwide exercise which has kicked off today. These tournaments started late last year where each ward has had its own weekend for the tournament and the finals will be held on 28 January.

Kwakathule FC humbled Monaco FC from Kinyungu two goals to one in the East Ward tournament which has held at Kwakathule Grounds last weekend. Kawethei FC emerged with a one-nil win over Mukunike FC in the West ward tournament held at Kawethei Grounds. In the Central ward, Kangundo FC beat Maiuni Fc two goals to one while in North ward, Kikambuani FC registered a three-one win over Kanzalu FC.

"The main reason we have been holding these tournaments in Kangundo is because we have realized a large number of youths may not vote because they are not yet registered," Mr Kituku told the Kenya Free Press. He urged the youths to exercise their right to vote by registering during the current window that opened yesterday.

The electoral commission IEBC targets to register 195,135 new voters in Machakos County, for which it has deployed 222 BVR kits to 875 registration centres.

Rose is a contributing writer for the Kenya Free Press, based in Machakos County.





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