|Wamalwa calls for unity in G7|
By Job Weru
“You should remember in 2002 when my brother Kijana Wamalwa and President Kibaki and other leaders came together and won the elections. Such unity is paramount since it will help us triumph during the General Election,” said Wamalwa.
Addressing faithful at the church, the minister advised those aspiring to run for various positions not to panic over the proposed fees charged by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, saying the matter would be discussed in Parliament.
But he appeared not to back the proposal when he claimed that the Constitution allows every Kenyan to contest or vote without conditions.
The minister said youth and women should be given a chance to vie for any political seat without conditions.
“We should not make democracy expensive. Not many people, especially the youth and women, can raise that amount,” he said.
He continued: “These are just proposals that will be brought to Parliament. But Article 38 makes it a right for every Kenyan to vie and vote or hold any political seat without restrictions”.
Wamalwa urged youths to apply for identification cards-which has been made free-and also register as voters to participate in the March elections. He also hailed Kibaki for infrastructural, education and other development programmes he had initiated in the country.