Aspirants seeking different elective post on Jubilee ticket in Laikipia yesterday put away their differences and embarked on a door to door voter registration mobilization.
The group traversed Solio villages, Castle, Ichuga, Baraka, Kanyoni ,Likii ,Thingithu and Nanyuki town, where they urged residents to register as voters.
They included former Industrialization assistant minister and Laikipia West MP Ndiritu Muriithi, former County Secretary John Mwaniki who are vying for the governor’s seat, John Githiri for senator among a number of aspiring Members of the county assembly.
This came even as the president toured Nyahururu town in Laikipia County yesterday this being his second visit in the county on voter registration drive.
It is the first time leaders seeking position have gone out together in the county on a voter registration drive since the exercise was started.
With only three days to go to the close of the exercise Laikipia had a target of registering 54,404 new votes and so far 36,173 have been registered this translating to 66 per cent.
Speaking after the exercise Muriithi urged youths to register in large numbers during the last stretch and noted that they have put down their differences to make sure that they call on the people to register.
Mwaniki noted that people should be wary of importing voters from other counties as this would mean that if they fail during the nominations these votes will not be there during the August elections.
Githiri said that if they region registers in masses the president will win with a big margin.
The leaders at the same time took issues with the security situation in the county noting that it was a bigger hindrance on how the registration exercise is being conducted especially in parts of Laikipia North and West.
Muriithi urged the interior cabinet secretary Joseph Nkaissery to act on all illegal herders who have brought turmoil in the region.