Ensure you participate in polls,Former mayor urges clergy

Nakuru Town East Parliamentary aspirant Benson Mwangi alias BMW has called on religious leaders to ensure they lobby their congregants to participation in the upcoming Nominations as well as August polls.

Addressing mourners on Thursday at Kivumbini when he condoled with the family of the late KBC Sports correspondent Michael Wandera who passed away last week, Mwangi said religious leaders have a role to ensure their members also partake in the democratic exercise and ensure that the corrupt have no space in leadership.

“Research has shown that 90 percent of Kenyans are religious…but at the same time Kenya is ranked number 4 the most corrupt in Africa…..This is why it is important for religious leaders to help address this by ensuring the congregants vote in leaders who are not corrupt” he said.

The former Nakuru Mayor state that according to his research the failure of the nation are those who don’t come out to vote either during the nominations or the polls.

He called on all residents of Nakuru to come out in large numbers during nominations as well as the August polls in order to make a difference in the leadership.

“If you don’t vote, then you are the one letting your county and country down. A time has come that we all come out to participate in decision making of this county and country” he said.

He spoke during a vigil in Kivumbini for the late KBC sports correspondent Michael Wandera who will be laid to rest at his home in Budalangi, Busia County on Saturday.