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Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Mwingi Branch Executive Secretary Michael Mbutu has called on leaders to engage with the (IEBC) to register as voters boarding school students with ID cards.
Speaking at an event in Mwingi, Mabutu said there were students who had attained 18 years and had identity cards, but they did not have voter cards. He said that IEBC and leaders should explain how those students will register as voters with the help of their teachers.
He also called upon stu of the age of 18 years and above to register as voters. “When you dig deeper, you will find that Ukambani is lagging behind in voter registration. In fact we are getting into the last ten counties with low voter registration,” he lamented.
Mbutu further noted that this was a matter of concern, urging leaders to be more concerned as it is through registration that determines the allocation of funds transferred.
He observed that the counties get substantial bargaining power through registration and in the absence of that, it becomes a matter of concern. “Leaders make sure that you have made the local people aware accordingly.
No one should be left without registering as a voter once they have attained the right age to vote,” he added