Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Secretary General, Edwin Sifuna, pleaded with party leader and presidential hopeful Raila Odinga to lower the cost of alcohol.
Speaking at Kamukunji grounds on Wednesday, October 13, Sifuna noted that Nairobians have been through a lot over the past year and are ready to let loose and have a good time.
Sifuna went ahead to explain that when he engages with young people in his capacity as ODM's Secretary-general, they usually ask him to inform Odinga to lower the price of alcohol.
He added that Nairobians also wanted Raila to lower the cost of maize flour noting that life in the city had become unbearable after the pandemic.
"Young people want the cost of flour to be reduced to Ksh50... Baba young people have said because life is short they want to have a good time but the curfew has restricted them very much and they want it to be removed," Sifuna stated.
"They have also told me to ask you to lower the prices of alcohol," he added as the crowd cheered.
Odinga was touring Nairobi in an effort to mobilize young people to register during this month that IEBC is enrolling new voters.
By October 11, 2021, IEBC had registered about 202,518 new voters out of the weekly target of 1,500,000 since the exercise began on October 4.
This was about 13.5 per cent of the total target. The Electoral Commission had targeted to register about six million new voters ahead of the 2022 General Election.
“The Commission targets to register 6 million new eligible Kenyans, on the basis of information from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census report."
"The target was disaggregated to each County, Constituency and County Assembly Ward to enable monitoring of progress,” a statement from IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati read.