Call for civic education as it emerges Mau Mau veterans fear BVR machines

Peter Kamuthu, a community leader and parliamentary aspirant from Nyeri. He has called for civic education on the ongoing voter registration after it emerged that some old men from the region are refusing to register for fears that details captured by BVR machines might lead to their arrest for "crimes" they committed during the war for independence. PHOTO | JOSEPH WANGUI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • They have refused to register as voters using the BVR machines since their details will be captured.
  • They have demanded assurance from the authorities that they will not be arrested.
  • Peter Kamuthu termed the fears ‘mythical’ as he called for civic education to enlighten the old men.

Some old men from Tetu constituency in Nyeri County have kept away from the just-started massive voter registration, fearing that biometric voter registration (BVR) machines might expose their “past crimes”.

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