A Kenyan female MP has urged women in the country to deny their husbands sex until they register as voters for the 8 August elections, reports Standard newspapers.
Mishi Mboko, the representative of women in the coastal city of Mombasa, believes sex is the best strategy to secure votes for the opposition.
The registration is billed to end on 17 February.
“Women, this is the strategy you should adopt. It is the best. Deny them sex until they show you their voter’s card,” Mboko said.
She also revealed that her husband would not be affected by the boycott as he had already registered.
Mboko further remarked that voter registration needed to be taken seriously if the opposition hoped to defeat President Uhuru Kenyatta and the governing Jubilee coalition in the 8 August elections.
President Kenyatta is seeking a second term and is expected to be challenged by a candidate supported by an alliance of opposition parties, including Mboko’s ODM, BBC reports.
Mboko is confident that the opposition alliance is better positioned to win the elections if its supporters registered in huge numbers.
Calls for sex boycotts are not new in Kenya. In 2009, women activists were reported to have held a week-long sex strike to get then President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga and their allies to reconcile after falling out.