The Independent Electoral and boundaries enhanced voter registration exercise is still ongoing at the Huduma Centers and IEBC constituency offices.
This follows a low turnout during the second phase where the commission only managed to register 1,031,645 new voters instead of the 4.5 million, the set target.
ODM party leaders in Kwale county led by chairperson Hassan Mwanyoha, on Monday took the Chukua Kura, Pigia Baba campaign initiative to Mwavumbo Ward in Kinango constituency in a bid to encourage more residents to register as voters.
“This is the month of valentine’s, the month of love. I want you to show us love by registering as voters and ODM party members so that you are not left behind in this journey of taking Baba (Odinga) to the statehouse,” said Mwanyoha.
Mwanyoha who is the former MP for Matuga constituency in Kwale stated that, they will continue to traverse the county to plead with more residents to go out and register as voters and also register as ODM members.
He disputed claims that the United Democratic Alliance party led by deputy president William Ruto had not managed to penetrate Kwale saying that the county was an ODM zone.
“I want to assure you that by the end of the registration exercise, there won’t be even a single member of UDA in Kwale, ignore the few individuals who have been bought. Kwale is an ODM zone,” he said.
His sentiments were echoed by nominated MCA Fatuma Masito who called on the women to turn out in large numbers saying that women are the most affected when chaos erupts during elections.
Masito is eyeing to be the next Kwale county woman representative on an ODM ticket.
“I call upon my fellow women to turn out in large numbers and arm themselves with the voter’s card, let us vote in Odinga so that he can empower our women and transform this country,” she said.
She also took a swipe at UDA saying that the party had only managed to buy a few leaders but not the people.
“I hear people say that UDA is gaining ground, which is a total lie. They have only pocketed a few leaders but not the mwananchi at the ground. The people are not ready for wheelbarrow politics, we are learned and want jobs,” she added.
The exercise is expected to end by 28th February.