Long queues as voting finally starts in Kiambu County

April 21, 2017 (1 week ago) 12:53 pm
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The voting exercise was delayed by more than four hours/MOSES MUOKI

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 21 – Voting is currently ongoing in some parts of Kiambu County, despite late arrival of voting materials at the start of Jubilee Party primaries.

Long queues were witnessed in various polling stations within Kiambu, as members of the Jubilee Party eagerly waited for their chance to cast votes.

The party members have however castigated their officials over what they term as “confusion and disorganisation.”

“We started voting late due to their disorganisation, “one of the voters at Kiambu Primary school told Capital FM News.

Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju blamed the hitches on logistical challenges/MOSES MUOKI

Some who stayed long in the queues however opted to call it quits.

“I can’t stay here for the whole day and yet the process is extremely slow, ” Anne Wanjiku said.

Others in the same polling station wondered why the party had one stream despite the thousands of voters registered there.

“The queue has not been moving for more than 30 minutes, ” another complained.

A section of aspirants in Uasin Gishu have maintained that no voting will take place on Friday following the hiccups/MOSES MUOKI

Voting has also started in Kabete Constituency.

Police officers have been deployed in all the polling stations to ensure law and order prevails.

Kiambu County leaders have opted to to seek clarification at the Jubilee Party headquarters in Nairobi over the lack of voting materials.

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