VOTER REGISTRATION

Nyong'o gives staff leave days to mobilise families to register as voters

He said some 5,529 people had registered against a target of 130,106.

In Summary

•Nyong'o asked workers to retreat to their respective wards to spearhead voter listing campaigns. 

•The governor noted that some 5,529 people had registered against a target of 130,106.

Kisumu Govenor Anyang Nyong'o
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Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o has given all the county workers two days off to enable them to mobilise their families and friends to register as voters.

Nyong'o asked the workers to retreat to their respective wards and villages to spearhead the voter listing campaigns.

He was speaking when he met all the county employees on Monday morning amid concerns that the region was lagging in the number of registered voters.

The governor noted that some 5,529 people had registered against a target of 130,106 since the exercise began a week ago.

“Meaning only 4.2 per cent had registered as voters after one week of the exercise,” he noted.

The governor said the county employees should coordinate with the ward administrators to ensure people are registered.

Kisumu govenor Anyang Nyong'o adressing county employees
Image: Faith Matete

He noted that they should divide themselves within the seven constituencies (35 wards) and ensure they report to the ward administrators and have morning meetings before undertaking their journey for mobilisations.

“We must all come out and mobilise people to register as voters and support our own who is contesting for the presidency,” he said.

The governor also directed his officers to ensure that those who have attained the age of being issued with Identification cards apply for the IDs and urged register before the deadline.

“By the end of this week, we should see a better result from what we have now,” he said.

He was accompanied by his Deputy Dr Matthew Owili and County Assembly Speaker Elisha Oraro.