Author: JAMES OMORO
AfricaPress-Kenya: Kanu officials have warned its supporters to be watchful of crooks purporting to be party agents organising a registration drive in Homa Bay County.
The individuals are suspected to be producing fake cards with the Kanu logo in local cyber cafes to dupe those interested in joining the party.
The fraudsters are allegedly selling the forged membership cards at Sh100.
Kanu officials – including county chairman Ken Okul, women leader Lilian Achieng’ and youth congress secretary Fred Omollo – said they had received numerous complaints over the issue.
Mr Okul said the party had suspended collecting cash for registration. Instead, the registration is done through the short code *483*03# where one chooses the membership type whose payments range between Sh100 and Sh500,000.
The officials were speaking yesterday when they opened a Kanu office for Karachuonyo Constituency in Kendu Bay town.
“Let all Kanu supporters in this county know that the party does not collect cash for membership registration. Anybody who demands cash from you is a conman,” said Okul.
He warned that cartels that punitive legal action will be taken against them.
Mr Omollo argued that the cartels had also started soliciting funds from aspirants who want to contest various elective seats a Kanu ticket in 2022.
“Let the aspirants be careful,” said Omollo.
The leaders said they are committed to popularising the party in the county and open offices in all the eight constituencies in the county.
“We welcome everybody including senior citizens who served in the party during the era of the late President Daniel Moi,” said Ms Lilian.
They promised to popularise the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) in the county.