Youth especially who have not been registered as voters and have identity cards have been told to visit IEBC offices and get registered so that can participate fully in electing good leaders who will steer forward development.
Addressing St. Paul’s Narati Sub Parish faithful in Soysambu Mitua ward in Tongaren constituency, Kenyan Ambassador to Democratic Republic of Congo Dr. George Masafu said youths form a big block of voters but he said unfortunately many of them sometimes never participate in elections for not being registered something he said must change if they want to make any meaningful changes in terms of development through voting in leaders who will change the economy of the county and country at large.
“In many countries youths are known for bringing meaningful change in terms of development and that is why today I urge you because you form a bigger part of the voters country wide, kindly take the initiative of getting registered as voters then you can participate in making sure that only right and development conscious leaders are elected, “said Dr. George Masafu.
He tasked the youth chairman of the Sub Parish Bonface Nandemu to mobilize and make sure that all those students who sat for national exams KCSE get identification cards and also get registered adding that he is ready to support the initiative across the county of Bungoma.
He used the occasion to ask Bungoma residents to make sure that in the next election they vote in good leaders who will understand the economy of Bungoma County and find the best way of working together to revive it.
He implored on the faithful to support his move to vie for Senatorial seat in Bungoma County saying with the experience he has he will help Bungoma find its rightful place in economic block and it has a lot of untapped resources which if well utilized can make Bungoma a hub of success.
He added that time for voting in leaders because of their money influence is long overdue and has really affected development especially in Bungoma County for a longer time and people shun away from such ideology but instead bring in better leaders who are ready to work together right away from the MCA to the Governor in order to bring change and make sure that devolution is a successful story of taking development up to grass roots so that electorates can feel the value for their tax.
He also promised to support the church in its development in the near future.
On his part, former Kenya Seed Company chairman Mr. Patrick Wandabwa criticized leadership for underdevelopment of Tongaren constituency which he said has lagged behind adding that water has become a serious problem.
He said Tongaren constituency lacks three important social amenities among them water, good roads and equipped schools which he says unfortunately there is none at the moment as there is no model school in the constituency.
He said roads are equally in bad state especially the one from Brigadier to Misikhu which even after promises of completing the tarmacking have been made on several occasions, it has remained a dream to the residents yet they pay tax too.
Padre Martin Wekesa on his part hailed West Media for its great impact in Bungoma and Western region adding that he enjoys many programmes especially on Mumbo FM which he says due to native language makes him and some of his friends feel at home and learn a lot.
He appreciated Amb. Dr. Masafu for his overwhelming support for the church.