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Voting Kicks Off In Kakamega, Mombasa

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Voting exercise has kicked off in Kakamega, Mombasa counties, Rongai, Kitui Rural, Kacheliba, Pokot South, Kwa Njenga Ward and Nyaki West Ward constituencies with many polling stations recording a low voter turn out.

Voting in this area was postponed by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission due to an error in the ballot papers.

Kakamega and Mombasa residents are electing their governors, Kwa Njenga Ward (Embakasi South Constituency) and Nyaki West Ward (Imenti North Constituency) are electing their MCAs, while voters in Kitui Rural, Kacheliba, Pokot South, and Rongai are queuing for their MPs.

Interior cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i declared Monday 29,August a public holiday in these areas to allow residents to comfortably exercise their democratic rights.

Matiang’i further called upon employers to release their employees who are registered voters in the mentioned areas to go and take part in the exercise.

The governor race in Mombasa attracted seven candidates although Abdulswamad Nassir of ODM and Hassan Omar of UDA are the front-runners in the race.

In Kakamega county the race also attracted seven candidates who are battling to succeed governor Wycliffe Oparanya.

They include Fernandes Barasa (ODM), Cleophas Malala (ANC), Cyrus Jirongo (UDP), Suleiman Sumba (Kanu), Samuel Omukoko (Maendeleo Democratic Party), Michael Osundwa and Austine Opitso (independents).

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