President Kenyatta addresses residents of Salga in Nkuru county/PSCU
BY PSCU ,11TH FEB,2017-President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the youth to enlist as voters in large numbers, saying their vote will shape the country’s future.
President Kenyatta said young people – who constitute the largest percentage of the Kenyan population – have the ability to determine the quality of leaders the country will have.
He also urged all Kenyans to reject any leader who wants to divide the country along tribal lines especially now when the country is headed for the general elections.The president who toured several areas in Nakuru county on voter registration drive on Saturday also asked the youth to steer clear of any incitement from politicians who intend to exploit tension and violence as a political tool.
The president re-iterated his call to the residents of Nakuru county to register as voters so as to be in a position to exercise their democratic right of voting come August 8th.Kenyatta said Kenyans can not afford to wait for the current period set by the independent Electoral and boundaries commission to pass without having registered as they risk being locked out of voting in leaders of their choice
“But without a voter’s card you cannot participate in choosing the leaders you want during the August 8 General Election.”Consequently, you will be used and dumped by politicians because you will not have the power to influence political decisions through the ballot,” he said.The President was speaking in Nakuru County where he made stopovers at Ngata, Salgaa, Sachangwan, Kibunja, Mau Summit, Total Junction, Molo, Elburgon and Njoro.