IEBC reshuffles Presiding Officers ahead of Monday's poll

for Tv47 Digital August 28, 2022, 05:46 AM
IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati.
IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati. PHOTO/FILE

In Summary

  • Kakamega and Mombasa counties will finally be electing their new governors following the postponement of elections. 

  • Other places where elections will be held include Kitui Rural, Kacheliba, Pokot South and Rongai constituencies.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has reshuffled the Presiding Officers who'll be involved in the Monday, August 29, gubernatorial poll in Kakamega County. 

Half of the officers have been dropped due to alleged electoral malpractices. 

Speaking exclusively to TV47 DIGITAL, the Kakamega County Returning Officer Joseph Ayatta added that all the ballot papers had been received by Friday, August 26. 

The ballots have been confirmed - to avoid mix-ups and others errors- that were witnessed on August 9.  They have also been delivered to the constituencies. 

Ayatta adds that they have five additional five KIEMS kits in case of any failure.

Kakamega County Returning Officer Joseph Ayatta: "We are ready." PHOTO | TV47 DIGITAL

Besides Kakamega, the gubernatorial election will also be held in Mombasa County. 

There will also be elections for Members of Parliament for Kitui Rural, Kacheliba, Pokot South and Rongai constituencies.

Nyaki West in Imenti South constituency of Meru County and Kwa Njenga in Nairobi's Embakasi East will also be electing their Members of the County Assembly.  

The elections day will be a public holiday but only in the specific areas. "Employers around the country are requested to release their employees who are registered voters in the listed electoral areas to enable them to vote," said Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i while announcing the holiday earlier this week. 

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