Low voter registration decried in Kirinyaga

Gichugu MP Gichimu Githinji  when he disbursed Sh 37 million bursary cheques to the needy in  his constituency at the local CDF  office , Kianyaga town yesterday 

Leaders in Kirinyaga county have decried the low voter registration   exercise in the area .

Governor Anne Waiguru and Gichugu MP  Gichimu Githinji said although  some 113,000  Youths  have been targeted only about 2000 have been registered  so far.

Speaking separately the two  leaders are now urging those who have attained 18 years to ensure they registered themselves before the expiry of the set deadline .

“If you are a youth and have attained age 18 am urging you to go and register yourself as  voter ahead of  next year’s general elections where you will be able to exercise your democratic right  to elected a leader of your choice ,”Githinji said at his Kianyaga town CDF office .

He  was speaking to the media after releasing Sh 37 million bursary cheques to the needy children in the area yesterday.

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru when she distributed  Sh 125.6  cheques  to the needy children at Wanguru town yesterday 

The bursary for the first time captured children in special schools , according to  the MP.

Gichimu said this category of children had never been considered to benefit from the fund yet they were the most deserving .

He said more such children will benefit from the Fund during the next round and urged parents with the   category to

And  on her part Waiguru told the youths  who are yet to register immediately  in readiness for  to elect a leader of their choice come the general elections .

“Unless you get armed with a voter’s card unpopular and undeserving leaders you should have   voted out will continue to dominate the political arena to your disadvantage ,”Waiguru advised the youths.

The governor spoke at the CCS Wanguru Mwea , when she disbursed Sh 125.6 million bursary cheques to the needy  and deserving  school children yesterday.

She  assured area residents that  her administration will continue to address the plight of the needy children especially those from poor backgrounds by warding them  more bursaries next round.


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