A Kenyan MP has asked women to withhold sax from their husbands until they register as voters for the 8 August elections. Mishi Mboko, the women’s representative for the coastal city of Mombasa, says it was the best strategy to shore up opposition votes.
“Women, this is the strategy you should adopt. It is the best. Deny them sax until they show you their voter’s card,” she said.
The registrations ends on 17 February.
Ms Mboko said sax was a powerful weapon and would encourage reluctant men to rush to register as voters in the exercise that began on Monday.
She said her husband would not be affected by the boycott as he had already registered, the Standard newspaper reports.
Calls for sax boycotts are common in Kenya. In 2009, women activists held a week-long sax strike to get then President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga and their allies to reconcile after falling out.