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  1. Avatar mkenya mvumilivu August 19th, 2011 at 10:00 am

    you plan for by elections on a week day then you start complaining of low voter turn out?

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  2. Avatar Dickson August 19th, 2011 at 11:37 am

    This is simple logic Mr Commisioner!.
    Please be informed that people are out there looking for Unga and not voting during a week day.
    Consinder to have such election conducted during weekend, sunday especially and you see numbers double….or…call for a public day if such election day MUST be a weekday!

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  3. Avatar Francis August 19th, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Mr. Hassan, the turn-out is a “CENSUS OF THE UNEMPLOYED”.You make no sense complaining when you have voting taking place 6.00 am-5.00 pm.That is, start when people start “treking to work” and end before they get out of office.What science do you need to know that all by-elections should be held on a weekend since unlike general election-NORMALY A HOLIDAY no one will take leave to vote unless “ONE TAKES LEAVE FROM LOGIC/SANITY”.We expect better from you than calling press to complain about a problem you have caused-WHAT A SHAME! Going forward it should be a constitutional right to afford Kenyans the neccessary conditions to vote.We expect you to apologise to Kenyans for taking them for fools-you are paid big money to “THINK A LITTLE BIT”.

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  4. Avatar Francismuemam August 19th, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I agree with other comments the IIEC chairman, Issack Hassan needs to apologize to the people of Kamukunji where the turnout for the by-election was too low for obvious reason… holding elections on a working day!!! this is laughable. I think Kenya has better brains! Lets not make same mistakes in choosing the next election commission.  

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  5. Avatar Likonicec August 21st, 2011 at 8:25 pm

     I respectfully disagree with those citing working day as the problem. IIEC has done other By-Elections on week days and the turn out was always better than 30% for example the Juja, Starehe, and makadara By-elections are a good example. The electronic poll book used in Kamukunji had really eased the polling process and many voters took an average of 2.5 minutes to vote.We have also witnessed committed voters who came to vote and left for work as early as 3 minutes past six am in Kamukunji By-election. And the law provides for employees to be given permission by employers to go and vote if am not wrong..it’s only logical to investigate why there was low voter turn out in Kamukunji than to blame the commission blindly.Thanks

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