– There are over 300,000 people without IDs and are over 18, 1.6 million unregistered voters from the Rift Valley Region
– Mass Voter Registration due to start on Monday, 16th
DP Ruto asked all RV leaders and aspirants to actively ensure that this number of unregistered voters from their region is registered during the 30 day Mass Registration by the IEBC.
The DP urged leaders to ensure that the youth who do not have IDs are assisted to acquire them and register as voters – this will ensure a smooth win in the August, 8th Election.
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“For us to win the August general election, we must have numbers. This can only be achieved by asking the people who are eligible to vote to register in large numbers,” Ruto said
He also warned against violence or intimidation before or after election urged the leaders to ensure peace prevail in the region.
“As you campaign in your respective wards, constituencies or counties, you must mobilize the people to register so as to fully participate in the August elections,” he added.
He told the group that the government has put in place the necessary measures to ensure peaceful elections later this year in line with the Constitution.
“The government will facilitate agencies responsible for elections, including IEBC, to ensure free, fair, democratic and transparent elections are held in August,” Ruto said.