Date: 18 January 2017 22:56
Politicians have been warned against interfering with the ongoing mass voter registration by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
Speaking at Kathwana market during county stakeholders forum to discuss the registration, Tharaka-Nithi County Commissioner Florence Amoit said there are concerns that some politicians are using their supporters to capture the personal data of those registering at various centres.
She warned that anyone found doing so will be sued.
Ms Amoit said security agents are on high alert to arrest and prosecute anyone engaging in malicious activities.
"The concerns by stakeholders will not be taken lightly and anyone found culpable will face the full force of law," said Ms Amoit.
The county commissioner asked politicians to help in ensuring the county attains its target of registering 75,000 new voters in a month instead of politicising the process.
ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO REGISTER
She called on the politicians to encourage the public to register by even providing them with means of transport to the centres.
The administrator called on registry and chiefs to ensure that all uncollected identity cards reach the owners who should be registered as they pick them.
Chuka/Igambang’ombe IEBC coordinator Arnold Mutwiri said the BVR kits will be available in public places like churches, mosques, markets and other gatherings.
He said the 83 BVR kits distributed across the county are enough to help achieve the target if well used.
The official regretted that so far, the registration turn out has been very poor, achieving only 25 per cent of the daily target.