KENYAN ELECTION 2022

Kenyans urged to avoid idling at polling stations on election day

Weda said that Kenyans should vote and leave the polling stations to allow others to exercise their civic duties.

In Summary

• "The law says that you cast your vote and go home. you do not linger around and spread rumours. Cast your vote and go home," he said on Friday.

• He said that Kenyans should remember that they have a decision to own up to and those who do not come out to vote are enemies of the country.

Ballot box
Ballot box

Lawyer and political commentator Ambrose Weda has urged Kenyans to avoid idling at polling stations after casting their votes on August 9.

Speaking on KTN, Weda said that Kenyans should vote and leave the polling stations to allow others to exercise their civic duties. 

"The law says that you cast your vote and go home. you do not linger around and spread rumours. Cast your vote and go home," he said on Friday.

He said that young people should take the responsibility of helping the aged in the community by assisting them to access polling stations.

"The young people should come out very early in the morning and vote so that later during the day they encourage and help members of their families who are unwell or aged to vote," Weda said.

"Where I come from in my village there are grandmothers and grandfathers who are above 90 years and can't walk but they are voters. These are the people you put on motorbikes to go and vote." 

He, however, clarified that helping those who will not able to access the polling stations due to illness or age should not be confused with ferrying voters from one constituencies to another.

He said that Kenyans should remember that they have a decision to own up to and those who do not come out to vote are enemies of the country.

He added that the Independent Electorate and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) should have a plan of transporting the elderly to the polling stations to exercise their civic duties. 

"We must elevate ourselves to a level where people can physically walk to the poling station and vote. This should be facilitated by the IEBC," he said.

WATCH: The latest videos from the Star