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Residents fear of political intrusion in identity cards issuance

26 September 2012, 13:10 Tony Karomo

Residents of Tigania West from Meru County have urged the government to speed up the issuance of identity cards to avoid locking up some Kenyans from voting in the next general elections.

Speaking yesterday at Uringu Location the residents of Tigania West District cried foul over the delay of the issuance exercise in the area saying more than 1,000 youths who were eligible to vote could be locked out.

Speaking the area parliamentary aspirant David Karithi called on the Immigration Ministry to hasten the exercise to enable many youths and those who have attained the age of 18 participate in the general elections.

The residents also accused registration office of laxity in the exercise saying many Identity cards have gone into waste after bearing wrong names and place of birth other particulars. 

 “We believe something is wrong somewhere since if some one is registered belonging to another area then we can suspect something ahead of the general election,” said peter Mwenda a resident.

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