Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Kakamega, Mombasa governor elections suspended

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has suspended governor elections for Kakamega and Mombasa counties.

This suspension has been announced by the IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati.

According to Chebukati, the suspension follows a mix up of ballot papers. Chebukati said that new poll dates for these positions will be announced through a gazette notice at a later date.

Earlier on Monday, distribution of ballot papers for various positions was marred with confusion with ballot papers ending up in strange polling stations.

Ballot papers for Kirinyaga Governor found in Mumias

The ballot papers for Kirinyaga Governor position were found in Mumias East Sub-County.

Other affected areas where suspension has been declared include Pokot South and Kacheliba constituency elections.

“Ballot papers for Mombasa governor position have wrong gubernatorial candidates’ pictures and their images printed on them,” Chebukati said.

“Ballot papers for Kacheliba constituency have wrong member of National Assembly candidates’ pictures and their images printed on them.”

Chebukati was addressing multiple reports on the confusion that marred distribution of the ballot papers that rocked various parts of the country.

“As a result, elections for the respective positions have been suspended to a later date that shall be announced to a later date through a gazette notice,” said Chebukati.

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