Why Kenyans will vote wisely than ever before

  • Mock Election in process

Some Kenyan Community Based Organizations, Civil Society Organizations assisted by Independent Electoral and boundaries Commission, civic educators are now doing mock elections to empower electorate on the voting process.

This is happening as the general poll day in Kenya nears its peak with less than two weeks remaining.

The team is keen to see that Kenyans get the necessary tips to exercise their democratic rights of electing their desired leaders without any influence of all sorts.

The move will see many Kenyans effectively participate in the coming general elections unlike in the past when such empowerment was a mirage. This was attested by the many participants of the exercise which was staged in Iten town, Kenya.

The organizers of the rare function who spoke to the Crowdpondent in Iten town Kenya lamented that many Kenyans especially in the grass roots are in need of voter education for them to effectively and rightfully use their vote.

Mr. Kenneth Kimaiyo who is the coordinator to Iten Integrated Environmental Conservation, a Community Based Organization facilitated by Uraia Trust to conduct civic education on voting across Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya, is happy on the way the citizens are embracing the civic education.

Kimaiyo is optimistic that rampant cases of spoilt votes will be minimal if not a think of the past in the coming general elections in Kenya. His sentiments is echoed by IEBC educator based in Keiyo North sub-county Aron Ego.

Voting materials, polling station set-up, Ballot paper and box colors for respective candidates, voting procedure are among the key lessons offered by this groups.