Nairobi residents to get free transport to Murang’a on Election Day
Murang’a Senator Irungu Kangata has rolled out a free transport exercise for all the voters who live in Nairobi but are registered to vote in Murang’a County.
The senator says the offer will start on October 26 from 5am to 2pm, targeting 50,000 voters who live in Nairobi to enable them to participate in the repeat presidential poll.
About 70,000 voters in the County did not vote during the August 8 general election, while National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga got 10,000 votes.
He explained that he would be present at Koinange Road stage by 5am and will personally oversee the exercise until 2pm.
He said he initiated the program to ensure a 100 per cent voter turnout in Murang’a county to make sure that every registered voter participates in the repeat poll and votes for President Uhuru Kenyatta.
SUPREME COURT RULING
“I was very much aggrieved by the Supreme court ruling and to express my anger I will use my resources to provide transport for the residents who did not participate on August 8 general election so that the judges who nullified our win know that we are tired of Raila Odinga,” the Senator told Nairobi News.
Asked how much he has set aside for the exercise, the Deputy Majority Chief Whip said he was willing to use all his money and to sell all his property for Uhuru’s win.
“By 5am I will be standing at Koinange stage in Nairobi where I will be paying after all the 14 passengers board the matatu,” the Senator said, adding that for the passengers to be covered by his exercise, they will be required to produce an identity card and the voter’s card.
He said the requirement will prevent joyriders who may want to enjoy a free ride home but do not vote in Murang’a.
Mr Kangata has advertised his offer on vernacular radio stations and social media platforms.
He said it targets the poor people who may not have bus fare to go to their polling stations.
The Jubilee Senator urged other leaders to assist him accomplish the project recognizing Governor Mwangi wa Iria and Women rep Sabina Chege who he said had assisted him financially.