Leaders in a voter’s registration stakeholder’s forum in Kasipul constituency resolved Monday to continue engaging the services of chiefs trace the owners of the uncollected IDs to collect them and enlist as voters.
Some 958 unclaimed IDs lie at the Rachuonyo sub county Registrar of Persons offices, Roseline Genga, the Registrar says.
The leaders had earlier complained that some chiefs were biased while distributing the cards since they only served areas where they had special interests emphasising that the administrators should be nonpartisan.
However, the leaders at the Kasipul CDF hall unanimously agreed that the chiefs play a vital role in the Mass Voters Registration since they know the people well but warned them against politicising the exercise.
County secretary general for ODM Joseph Oyugi Mawanga, said the chiefs and their assistants can deliver the IDs effectively but required motivation
He called on politicians to put aside their political differences and work together to ensure the voter registration succeeded.
The meeting, that brought together leaders of political parties dominant in the region, agents of political parties, aspirants for various seats, representative of parties and heads of departments was called to deliberate the progress of the voter registration, challenges and way forward
Kasipul constituency IEBC coordinator, Bernard Odul, said they targeted to register 16,596 voters by the close of the registration. Only 1,496 voters had enlisted in the five wards as voters as we went to press.