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Nyong’o gives county workers two weeks off to Mobilise Families, Friends To Register As Voters


The county government of Kisumu has today given all county government workers two weeks off to enable them to mobilise people register as voters.

Kisumu County Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o has given all workers except those providing essential services two weeks off to mobilise their friends and family members to register as voters.

This comes amid of low turnout of registered voters during the first week of the second phase of mass voter registration exercise launched by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

Speaking during a meeting with all county workers, Kisumu county governor Anyang’ Nyong’o  reported that by Friday last week only 5,529 people had registered as voters out of estimated 130,106 unregistered voters in the county.

“A moment has come in order for us to redeem ourselves this impending shame of not registering as voters in total when our own is standing for presidency. We must sacrifice all of us by going back home and ensuring everyone starting by our own families and those living in upcountry are registered as voters,” said Nyong’o.


The county boss further stated that the county workers will be report daily to the wards admins and assistant chief and chiefs the number of people mobilized.

He said the workers will have to submit the list of registered voters in the area assigned before resuming their duties

“Are Ministers and chief officers here? Let’s go home, each and everyone. Walk door to door with a list to ensure completion of the task.  Let us divides ourselves into wards and you will directly report to your ward administrator,” Nyong’o told the workers.

“We are only going to leave the essential county service providers. The rest will have to go back to their villages and mobilize people to register as voters. They will only return to work after completion of the task assigned each of them by submitting the list of those registered.  We will provide them with contacts to call in case of any challenges.”

By Jacob Oluoch