No voter’s card, No alcohol, Kenya’s Murang’a bar owners demand

first_imgResidents of Kenya’s Murang’a county, located in the country’s central region, will have to produce their voter’s card before being allowed to buy any alcoholic drinks, local media outlet Nation reports bar and hotel owners to say.The move is aimed at encouraging more people in the county to register as voters ahead of the country’s elections scheduled to take place on August 8.Chairman of the business owners’ association James Waweru said they want to be active participants in the voter registration process.Waweru said that as opposed to producing IDs before buying alcoholic drinks, people who want to get the drinks will now have to show their voter’s card.“Just like you cannot drive without a driving licence, then you cannot drink without a voter’s card,” he said.Murang’a is considered to be a pro-government area, and is expected to support President Uhuru Kenyatta’s bid for re-election.The country’s electoral body will begin a registration exercise on January 16, and says it is targeting over six million new voters.last_img

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