The ward that will register the highest number of new voters in Homa bay County in the ongoing massive voter registration exercise will get an award of Sh100, 000 and a trophy from governor Cyprian Awiti.

The governor has also offered a payment Sh50 to any individual person who helps to register 3 other people. “The registered trio will also receive Sh50 each,” said the governor.

Awiti was addressing Karachuonyo residents at Kendu bay stadium on Tuesday, in a meeting that brought together officials of ODM from the five wards of Karachuonyo constituency as well as sitting and aspiring politicians.

The governor said the action of facilitating mobilizers will help them achieve their target pegged at 5,000 new voters in each ward.

He said in the first day of the registration 2,008 new voters were registered in the whole county which he termed as being below the target.

He called on the leaders to work together for the sake of opposition leader Raila Odinga saying the voter registration exercise is a do or die event, as there is no other time for other massive registration before the general elections.

The governor said politicians have suspended their campaigns for the 30 days, adding that the only campaign they have now is for voter registration.

During the meeting, the leaders resolved that all MCAs both sitting and aspiring contribute Sh20, 000 each, while MP aspirants will donate Sh30, 000 into a kitty that will be used to facilitate mobilization of residents for voter registration.

Elsewhere, in Kabondo Kasipul constituency Peter Mola, the acting ODM branch chairperson met all aspirants for both MCAs and MP seats from the 4 wards of the constituency at the party’s Kadongo offices.

He urged the leaders to deploy their resources to mobilise residents for voter registration to achieve maximum target.

Mola said the leaders can use their vehicles, money and all means possible to ensure the sick and the disabled get registered.