BOMET, Kenya, Aug 7 – Bomet County Elections Manager William Ndung’u is urging voters to turn out in large numbers to elect their next leaders when the country goes to the polls on Tuesday.
Speaking to Capital FM News, Ndung’u confirmed all of the 728 polling stations across the county will have received elections materials by the end of the day.
“I want to congratulate the people of Bomet because they have been calm; I have observed a lot of sobriety in the way they have conducted the campaigns as candidates.”
“At the same time, I want to urge all the candidates to ensure they have trained all their poll agents and then again we also ensure all the poll agents have all the documents they are supposed to have before they get to the polling stations and also to wake up very early tomorrow morning to witness the opening of the polling stations and also the whole process,” Ndung’u added.
“They were sworn-in some two days ago, so they have been packing those electoral materials into various polling centre units after counterchecking and breaking the various ballot pallets, he told Capital FM News in Bomet.
He said prior to the elections the county polling office has engaged the community and residents in a voter education and sensitisation exercise.
“In this county, voter education has been very intensive we have about 50 ward based voter educators, five constituency and county educators we also had a very well attended open day where we simulated our process.”