An Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Member of Parliament (MP) has threatened to kick out residents of his constituency if they fail to register as voters.
“We have given everybody who lives in this constituency one week and three days to register as a voter. Whoever fails to do so will be considered a traitor in this constituency and we won’t need them anymore,” declared Kaluma.
Addressing the media in the area, the Homa Bay County ODM Organizing Secretary said that he had formed a youth group named RDF to sensitize residents on voter registration, emphasizing that those resisting would suffer if they refused to leave town.
The legislator further vowed that he had better lost his seat as the area representative than miss having enough voters to drive the party's agenda of winning the Presidential election in 2017.
“I am not saying the RDF are bad youths but the culprits who refuse to move out of this town will suffer. They would rather deny me their votes in the forthcoming General Election as long as we can meet our target to help us achieve our ambition of winning the presidency in 2017,” Mr Kaluma was quoted by the Standard.
The party has been conducting a spirited campaign urging their supporters to register in the ongoing exercise conducted by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
On Monday, Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leader Raila Odinga asked Governors affiliated to the coalition to dedicate their money and hire youths to move from house to house to ensure all supporters are listed as voters.