• Deputy President William Ruto and his wife Rachel Ruto have wowed netizens after participating in a skit rallying Kenyans to register as voting ahead of the 2022 General Election.

    In the skit, Ruto notes that he had never sent a text message to his wife previously and goes all out to do it for the first time.

    The Deputy President goes ahead to ask his wife whether someone by the name of Cullie had registered as a voter before going ahead to rally Kenyans to register.

    Deputy President William Ruto and his wife Rachel Ruto.
    Deputy President William Ruto and his wife Rachel Ruto.
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    “Wangwana, decisions about your life are being made everyday without you being at the table. The 30-day mass voter registration begins on 4th October 2021. Usiwachwe nyuma, changamkeni (Don’t be left behind, hurry up and register).”

    On the other end, Rachel is surprised to receive the text from the DP for the first time.

    “I guess there is always a first time for everything,” she remarked.

    The skit is part of the concerted effort by various political leaders and aspirants to rally their supporters to register as voters ahead of the August 9, 2022 polls.

    The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announced that it would embark on a 30-day nationwide voter registration exercise starting October 4, 2021.

    IEBC targets between six and seven million new voters in the drive.

    The Commission will include six more countries in its diaspora list among them South Sudan, US, United Kingdom, Canada, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

    IEBC maintained that the Election would be held on August 9, despite some of the politicians calls to postpone it.