No Voters Card, No Sex - Kenyan Opposition Party Urges Women 

A Kenyan opposition MP has urged fellow women to impose a sex boycott until men register to vote in the upcoming August's general elections.

Mishi Mboko, who is married, said women should withhold sex until their menfolk present their credentials in the form of a valid voter ID card.

"Women, if your husband has not been registered as a voter, you deny him a little and tell him to go get registered and then come back and enjoy the game," she said.

The parliamentarian was speaking in the coastal city of Mombasa on Monday at the start of a month-long nationwide drive to register millions of new voters ahead of the August 8 polls.

She said sex was a powerful motivator and that registering in large numbers was the opposition's best bet for beating the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta on election day.

In a similar initiative, motorcycle taxis  known as boda-boda in the western port city of Kisumu, are refusing to carry passengers without voter IDs.

"There will be no rider to carry passengers from here if he is not registered as a voter," said Joseph Owiti, chairman of the Kisumu Boda-Boda association.

"This election is about numbers, it is the numbers that will win, and numbers cannot just come by talking, it is about people registering as voters. That is why we are mobilising our people."

Kenyan authorities estimate some four to six million voters have yet to register, crucial numbers that could swing the result.

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