, ELDORET, Kenya, Aug 8 – Thousands of voters were in queues on Tuesday as early as 5am in most of the polling stations in Uasin Gishu County.
When Capital FM News arrived at Kapsoya Centre in Eldoret Town, people stood in long lines as Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) staff ensured everything was in place ready for the exercise that kicked off at 6am.
Most of them expressed confidence that the voting process will go on peacefully.
“We were here as early, 3am very cold, but excited to be participating in this exercise, we are praying for peace,” Michael Kiplagat told Capital FM News.
IEBC officials and even the residents were ensuring that there is peace and proper organisation as voting went on smoothly.
“We are urging those who are still sleeping to wake up and take the cue, and also to go home after the exercise,” a voter urged Kenyans.
Deputy President William Ruto is expected to vote at Kosache Primary School at 10am.
The county is predominantly a Jubilee stronghold and high voter turnout is expected.
Tallying of the Uasin Gishu vote will be done at the Eldoret National Polytechnic.
The county which has 250,000 registered voters has six constituencies and over 860 polling stations.