Eldoret residents troop to polling centres to verify details

August 7, 2017 11:32 am
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Voters verify their details ahead of Tuesday’s polls/HILARY MWENDA

, ELDORET, Kenya, Aug 7 – Residents of Eldoret town in Uasin Gishu County have confidence of a peaceful election on Tuesday.

High voter turnout is expected in the region that is a Jubilee party stronghold.

Those who spoke to Capital FM News urged voters to come out in large numbers and cast their vote.

“We urge all residents of Eldoret County to maintain peace through the election, your vote is you secret,” a voter, Festus Lukano told Capital FM.

The residents could be seen streaming to polling stations verifying their information pinned at the centres.

“We have come to check whether our names are on the list so that we are not given a shocker tomorrow. We are also standing in the gap for peace,” Cyrus Kunoyo, Eldoret Resident said.

The county is home to more than 450,000 voters.

“I am hoping to be at the polling station as early as 5am, so I can execute my civic duty,” another resident said.

The County is also home to the Deputy President William Ruto.

Voters in Eldoret check for their details/HILARY MWENDA

A bruising battle is expected between Jubilee Party aspirant Governor Jackson Mandago and his closest rival Bundotich Kiprop, popularly known as Buzeki who is running as an independent candidate.

Both the Jubilee Party and the National Super Alliance have been campaigning hard in this county that is seen as a game changer in the polls.

Meanwhile, voting materials for Uasin Gishu County are set to arrive Monday at the county tallying centre at the Eldoret National Polytechnic.

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