, BOMET, Kenya, Aug 7 – The Independent Boundaries and Electoral Commission (IEBC) has moved the Bomet County Tallying Centre from the Moi University Bomet Campus to St Mary’s Girls Boarding Primary School.
Bomet IEBC County Election Manager William Ndung’u told Capital FM News that the shift had been occasioned by the failure of the university to comply with its set specifications for a venue.
“We had agreed with Moi University that they would have completed a certain hall that we were targeting but by the time we went there they had not finished. So we didn’t have a choice but to give the people of Bomet an alternative and secure a place,” he said.
A security official at the university had earlier told our crew that the two failed to agree on modalities touching on the use of the facility.
A spot-check at the new tallying centre found contractors making last minute touches.
The Bomet County gubernatorial race promises to be a tight race as National Assembly Deputy Speaker Joyce Laboso of the Jubilee Party seeks to unseat incumbent Governor Isaac Ruto.
In the Senate race, Kanu Secretary General Nick Salat and incumbent Wilfred Lesan face-off in a repeat of the 2013 contest.
Bomet East Constituency find themselves in a unique position of having to pick who between mother or son will represent them in the 12th Parliament as JP’s Beatrice Kones takes on her son Kevin Kipng’etich Kalya.
Bomet County comprises of five constituencies and has a total of 322,012 registered voters.