Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and Planning Mwangi Kiunjuri has told Kenyans to accept handouts during the campaign period.
Kiunjuri was speaking to a group of youth in Tetu Constituency whom he advised to accept cash from politicians but later think critically about who they would vote for.
“Gladly accept money from whoever offers it. Make sure you eat that money but in the evening sit down and examine the qualities of that politician.
“Vote for the one you deem fit. If they ask whether you will vote for them, say you will,” he remarked.
Several politicians have been seen dishing handouts to their supporters in the hope of getting votes and recently, a video in which popular Pastor Margaret Wanjiru was giving out cash made rounds on social media.
The party primaries for the ruling Jubilee Party are set to kick off today and it remains to be seen how it will turn out after the chaos marred the Opposition’s nomination exercise in several regions.
President Uhuru Kenyatta issued a stern warning to those who would be found causing violence during the nominations saying they would be dealt with accordingly.