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NGO registers the elderly

14 December 2012, 13:52 Wangui Joseph

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) should introduce mobile registration centres to register senior members of the society who cannot make it to the established stations, an NGO officer has asserted.

Joyce Wanjiku Kairu of Purity Elderly Care Foundation (PECF) said there are large numbers of elderly people who have not registered despite their wish to participate in the exercise.

β€œIt is not that these people do not want to register but distance from their home to polling centres is too long to walk and majority of them are poor,” said Kairu.   

She was speaking at Kimunyuru village in Kieni West District where she mobilized a group of 15 elderly people over 100 years of age to register as voters.

Among those registered was a visually impaired woman Elizabeth Wamuyu from the same village and another elderly couple, Joshua Wamugutu and Esther Wambui.

BVR for elderly, voter registration

The center was promptly established to register the group as the exercise draws to a close.

Kairu organized the event and took the IEBC clerks into the interior of the village saying that "even the old are well entitled to constitutional rights and should be participating in public activities."

Kairu asked the commission to ease the old of the "walking burden" by providing a mobile polling centre.

Her organization (PECF) takes care of the elderly people who have been neglected, abandoned, abused or forgotten by the society.

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