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Monday, May 31, 2010

MATUGA LATEST

Preparations for inspection of voter registers are underway in Matuga.

Area elections coordinator Sidi Kahindi said that the exercise will start as soon as everything is set.

The Coordinator who is also the returning officer for the by-election said that people should avail themselves during the inspection to avoid disappointments during the elections.

She said those who had registered were expected to go to their registration stations to check if their names appeared in the register so that anomalies can be corrected immediately.

Ms Kahindi said that although a provisional register will be used for the inspection the principle register will be ready when all the data from the country has been verified and input.

She said that some people had attempted to get around the registration bar placed on Matuga voter registration restricting those who did not vote in the 2007 registering.

Ms Kahindi however said the names of such people had been deleted from the register as policy was clear that they were not eligible to vote in the coming by-election.

She added that those with an objection about details in their register about those registered would be given an opportunity to raise such objections through a form at the centers.

Elsewhere, the Orange Democratic Movement party top brass led by secretary general Prof. Anyang' Nyong'o, have reiterated their call for peaceful by-election campaigns in South Mugirango constituency.

Hitting the campaign trail to prop their candidate Ibrahim Ochoi, the officials urged voters to retain the seat formerly held by Omingo Magara now in Peoples Democratic Party.

Alleging that the seat belonged to ODM, Prof. Anyang' Nyong'o who was accompanied by among others, ministers James Orengo, Otieno Kajwang' and assistant minister Prof. Ayiecho Olweny the officials urged the media to educate voters on their democratic rights.

Calls for peace by the party officials followed two incidents in the area where two people had been hacked to death in a robbery incident but which locals alleged to be politically motivated.

Former immediate area MP Omingo Magara had also been involved in a fracas at a fundraiser for Tabaka township secondary school in which National Vision Party's candidate Sagero Abaga was injured.

The campaigns for the South Mugirango by-election are slated for the 10th of June.

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