Devolution Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri has urged electorates not to vote for politicians based on cash handouts, but on merit.
Speaking at Giakanja market in Tetu, he told the youths to make the right choices in the August 8 elections.
“When you sit down in the evening, think loudly about the intentions of whoever has given you the cash.
“Does he/she mean well for you or not. Then vote for those you feel are best placed to be your leaders,” he said after attending a volleyball match.
In February, a study conducted by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, a German NGO, found that 56 per cent of Kenyans have received bribes from politicians or their supporters.
The study was conducted between April and June, 2016 and sampled 514 people from 10 counties.
On another matter, Mr Kiunjuri said Cabinet secretaries will continue campaigning for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election bid despite protests by the Opposition coalition Nasa.
He also told those who will lose in the Jubilee Party nominations slated for April 21 to accept the results and support the winners.
“We cannot have two winners in any seat. Therefore, I ask them to embrace the results,” he said.