Students from Our Lady of Mercy, Magundu in Tharaka-Nithi County paid IEBC a courtesy call in their ongoing educational tour of key institutions in the country.
The IEBC Chairperson Ahmed Issack Hassan urged the students to be peace ambassadors and participate in electing leaders as soon as they are eligible to be registered as voters. The over 100 students were also addressed by the Acting CEO, Ms Betty Nyabuto and several Commissioners, educating the students on the mandate of IEBC and the role of the electoral management body in the development of democracy in Kenya.
Mr. Hassan urged the students to be peace ambassadors and also to participate in electing leaders as soon as they are eligible to be registered as voters. The IEBC Chairperson observed that many youth are reluctant to actively participate in electoral matters and only left it to the senior members of the society.
The Chairperson of the IEBC Voter Education and Media committee Commissioner Muthoni Wangai shared the same sentiments and asked the students to ensure they excel in their education and also carry themselves with dignity so as to earn respect from the members of the society. She also asked them to ensure they joined political parties and to initiate, change and discipline in the running of political parties.
The students promised to apply the knowledge gained in their schools when electing members of the students’ council formerly known as school prefects.