August 9

Reject politicians handouts, voters told

Tuesday, July 19th, 2022 06:23 | By
People queue to register as voters outside Huduma Centre Mombasa. Photo/PD/Boniface Msangi

Human rights groups in Kwale county have warned residents against handouts from politicians seeking various seats next month. 

Led by Muslim for Human Rights (Muhuri) leader of Kwale programmes, Abdulrahman Mwangoka, they said residents should elect leaders based on their agenda. “As much as voting is your democratic right and one can elect any leader of their choice, please be keen when selecting these people; choose the ones who will bring development,” he said. 

Kwale Human Rights Network official Mahmoud Barro said locals should stop making electoral choices based on handouts, tribe or kinship. “Vote for leaders who have good visions for local communities, those who will create empowerment opportunities and development,” Barro said. 

His sentiments were echoed by Haki Yetu children officer Munira Abubakar, who added that human rights groups have organised public debates to guide  locals on the General Election. 

During debates in Ukunda and Kinango wards, members of County Assembly urged the incoming county leadership to increase development funds to each of the 20 wards in Kwale. 

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