The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has announced that 56.7 per cent of registered voters had cast their votes by 4pm, an hour to closure of the voting exercise.
This was equivalent to 12,065,803 Kenyans. Earlier in the day, the IEBC had announced that 6.5 million Kenyans had voted by noon on Tuesday. This accounted for just 30 per cent of all registered voters.
IEBC vice chairperson Juliana Cherera said polls were opened at 6am in most places countrywide as well as in diaspora.
Voting in diaspora is happening in 12 countries including Burundi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa, United Kingdom, Canada, USA, Qatar, UAE and Germany. Voting in diaspora will take place from 6am to 5pm at their local time.
The IEBC further said that voting for the parliamentary position in Rongai constituency and Kitui Rural had been suspended. This is after wrong photos of candidates appeared on the ballot papers.
On Monday, voting for the Governor position in Kakamega and Mombasa counties was also postponed.
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