SPEED UP PROCESS

Narok leaders urge state to release IDs to aid voter registration

MP Kenta says the residents risk being locked out in determining their political destiny

In Summary
  • The MP challenged young people to register as voters in order to vote in leaders who would be mindful of their issues.
  • Lydia, a women representative aspirant, called on the residents to register as voters in order to get a chance to exercise their democratic rights.

Narok North MP Moitalel ole Kenta.
OLE KENTA: Narok North MP Moitalel ole Kenta.
Image: KIPLANG'AT KIRUI

Leaders from Narok county have urged the government to release national ID cards to enable residents to use them during the second phase of the Enhanced Continuous Voter Registration.

Narok North MP Moitalel ole Kenta and Narok Woman Representative aspirant Lydia Masikonte said many people might be locked out of the exercise that will begin on January 17 and end on February 6, 2022.

They spoke separately during the weekend.

“Many young people are yet to receive their identity cards even after applying for them long time ago,” Kenta said.

“These people have constitutional rights to be issued with the IDs so as to participate in the electoral process,” he added.

The MP challenged young people to register as voters in order to vote in leaders who would be mindful of their issues.

“It is only by having a national identity card that you would be able to determine the type of leadership you desire. Leaders who would give a chance to the youth to prosper.”

On her part, Masikonte called on the residents to register as voters in order to get a chance to exercise their democratic rights during this year's general election.

Speaking to journalists in Narok town, Masikonte said most of the times, Kenyans complain of bad leaders because they don't participate in the voting process.

 

(edited by Amol Awuor)