- The operators will be facilitated by Ahadi Kenya Trust CEO Stanley Kamau to transport them to polling stations.
- The exercise will ensure no one fails to vote due to their inability to get to their polling stations.
Over 3,500 boda boda operators from Murang’a county will help transport voters from their homes to the polling stations on Tuesday.
The operators will prioritise the sick, elderly and the disabled who may not be able to walk to the polling stations to cast their votes.
Ahadi Kenya Trust CEO Stanley Kamau has facilitated the operators to ensure all voters cast their votes.
Each of the 35 wards will have 100 operators traversing the villages in search of people in need of transportation.
Kamau said the operators interact with residents in their daily activities and know the homes that have people that may require help to get to polling stations.
“Once they cast their votes, the operators will go back to the villages to bring out people and ensure none is left out,” he said as he flagged off the operators on Sunday at Nyangiti grounds.
The campaigns, he told them, are now over and they should offer their services to all with impartiality without attempting to influence their decisions.
Afterwards, Kamau said they should go back to their normal operations and wait for the results to be announced.
“If you identify any suspicious activities as you bring out the voters, ensure you report them to security officers for appropriate action to be taken,” he said.
He said the operators should undertake the exercise enthusiastically knowing that they will be helping to change the country for the better.
Kamau added that he has foodstuff that will be provided to those found without food.
“We do not want incidences where people don’t turn out to vote because they are unable to get to the polling stations,” he added.
According to the chairperson of people living with disabilities in Mt Kenya region Elijah Churu, the county has about 75,000 people living with disabilities, some of whom are able to support themselves while others are dependent on their families.