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ODM kicks off party primaries in Bungoma, Busia, and Machakos

ODM primary ballot boxes/COURTESY

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13 – Thursday marked a major milestone ahead of the August polls as political parties started picking candidates who will participate in the elections.

The ODM Primaries were taking place in Busia, Bungoma and Machakos Counties.

According to the party’s National Elections Board, the nominations for Kakamega, Samburu and Narok Counties will take place on Saturday while that of, Taita Taveta, Kajiado, TransNzoia and Nakuru Counties will be on Tuesday next week.

The Board says that the mode of election will be strictly by secret ballot and that the party register shall be used in the exercise.

The Jubilee Party on the other hand has cleared 7,893 aspirants to contest various seats in the primaries set to begin on Friday next week.

It further indicated that polling stations will open at 6am and closed at 5pm.

The party had rescheduled its primaries after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared the earlier dates as illegal.

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