As the country gears up towards 2022 general elections, Tharaka Nithi county boss Muthomi Njuki is urging all eligible residents from the county to come out in large numbers to register as voters once the exercise kicks off next month.
Njuki said it is only by residents registering as voters that they will be able to kick out the leaders they feel deserve being shown the door as well as electing in new leaders as per their decisions since it is the only way to exercise the democratic right.
Commenting on the political temperature rise that is rocking the county of late, Njuki said that he will not be engaging his critics on matters of development since he said his performance speaks for itself and it is the voters who will have final say.
“I have ordered my team to give a deaf ear to our critics on matters concerning our development. What we have been able to achieve is clearly evident and it is the voters who will gauge us through what we have been able to deliver as per the promises we gave them,’’ Njuki said.
He was speaking during a fundraiser at EAPC Thuita church in Magumoni ward of Chuka Igambang’ombe Sub County where he was accompanied by the area MCA Justine Kithinji and the area MP Patrick Munene.
The governor warned residents of voting out performing leaders and instead urged them to give such leaders more time to work for their betterment since it is development record that matters at the end of it all.
Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission is set to roll out countrywide mass voter registration exercise come next month for a period of 30 days.
In the exercise, IEBC is targeting to register at least new six million voters ahead of 2022 general elections.
IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati as well, urged Kenyans to come out in large numbers to register as he warned politicians who have already started campaigning leading to rise of political temperatures in the country.
Chebukati has since revealed that as the commission, they are working with various bodies to tame such vices, and above all assured Kenyans of free and fair elections.
According IEBC, the commission will require a budget of Sh 40 billion for preparation and conducting the 2022 elections.