Kakamega County registers low voter turnout in the ongoing MVR
Governor Oparanya is pleading with all service providers in the County including health centers, boda boda riders, matatu operators, mama mboga, hotel operators among others to demand for voters cards from their clients before serving them.
The residents of Kakamega County are in shock after learning that the larger Western region lags in voter registration and holds a poor voter turnout record during general elections yet it leads in birth rate across Kenya.
Kakamega County Governor, H.E Hon. Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya made the revelation during the official launch of Voter Registration Exercise at Kakamega Town Bus Park on Wednesday.
The following is the official record of the total number of people registered in the last three days since the commencement of the Mass Voter Registration exercise on Monday:
1. Likuyani- 716
2. Lugari – 667
3. Malava – 503
4. Khwisero – 407
5. Navakholo – 500
6. Matungu – 718
7. Mumias West – 442
8. Mumias East 339
9. Butere – 479
10. Lurambi – 965
11. Shinyalu – 648
12. Ikolomani – 344
Oparanya targeting 10,000 new voters per day
Governor Oparanya is pleading with all service providers in the County including health centers, boda boda riders, matatu operators, mama mboga, hotel operators among others to demand for voters cards from their clients before serving them. Oparanya said Kakamega alone targets to register 10,000 people per sub-County every day.
The County boss promised to make entrances into the interior parts of the County to ensure more people get registered. Oparanya who is also the Deputy Party Leader of ODM Party announced the coming of the Former Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga in the County next Monday to help drum up the call for residents to register as voters.
Oparanya thereafter proceeded to verify his details with the IEBC officials at the Bus Park before he went to launch the tarmacking of Malaba-Luanda shop road in Lurambi Sub-County, which he said will be fitted with street lights upon completion.
The Governor was accompanied by the Deputy Governor H.E Hon. Prof. Philip Kutima, H.E the First Lady Priscilla Oparanya, Hon. MCAs, County Executive Members, IEBC officials among other leaders.