, KISII, Kenya, Nov 7 – Kitutu Chache South parliamentary by-Election has kicked off after the Independent Electoral commission (IEBC) postponed the election after to the death of one of the candidates two weeks to August General Election.
The Jubilee candidate Leonard Mwamba died in a car crash in Nyakoe area while traversing the constituency on his campaign.
IEBC rescheduled the by-elections to November 7 and cleared seven candidates from different political parties.
Antony Kibagendi was given a direct ticket as a Jubilee candidate after the death of Mwamba whereas, the setting MP Richard Onyonga (Ford Kenya), Samuel Omwando (ODM) are the strong candidates in this by-election.
Samuel Omwando and Antony Kibagendi want to oust the sitting MP Richard Onyonka who is running for a third round to defend his seat.
The exercise is tight after the three major candidates thoroughly campaigned as the residents expect one among the three to win the victory.
At Daraja Mbili Primary School the election process started 6am. This is one of the polling stations with the highest number of voters registered to cast their votes.
The station has five steams with 2,955 registered voters.
However the voter turnout was low at this polling station soon after opening but the number is expected to increase in the course of the day.