Thursday, October 26, 2017

#KenyaPol update - bees keep guard of polling station

Police had a rough time controlling rowdy youth who used a swarm of bees to block the entrance to a polling station in Malava constituency. The youth carried a hive full of the bees to Matsakha Primary School polling station forcing IEBC officials to call in the law enforcers from Malava police station.

A handful voters present were forced to move far away from the gate fearing attacks by the bees. The security personnel led by Malava OCPD Anne Muli led an operation to fight the bees. Police had earlier arrested some youth at Matsakha and Shilongo for attempting to disrupt voting.

At Mugai Primary School, an assistant chief was chased away by angry locals who accused him of dishing handouts to coerce people to vote. Locals said the officer was giving people perceived to be Jubilee supporters Sh50 and directing them to the polling station to cast their ballots.

But Hassan Musumi who is in charge of Sundulo sub-location denied the claims saying he went to the polling station to see how the voting exercise had been progressing. “It is not true that I was giving out money. I just went to the polling station to find out whether things were going on well and left immediately,” he said adding that he has no money to give out. Earlier, a man in the area beat up his wife accusing him of going to vote against his wish. 

Ezekiel Kitiavi confronted the wife as she was walking back home from Mugai polling centre. “It is common knowledge that I am a NASA supporter yet my wife sneaked to go and vote for Jubilee,” he told journalists. Most of the polling stations were deserted in the area despite having been opened in good time.

Malava constituency Returning Officer Isaac Ruto said there were isolated cases of KIEM hitches which were later addressed. Area MP Malulu Injendi cast his ballot at Lugusi primary school at around 11am.  He was optimistic that Jubilee would garner more than 8, 000 votes it bagged on August 8.



Please round off to the nearest whole figure if you like 😉

1. Homa Bay-0.00 %
2. Migori..... 0.01 %
3. Kitui...... 0.00 %
4. Kisumu.... 0.00 %
4. Vihiga...... 0.01 %
5. Kisii.......... 0.06 %
6. Nyamira, 0.10 %
7. Mombasa... 0.10
8. Siaya..........0.00%
9. Makueni..... 0.00 %
10. Machakos.. 0.12 %
11. Kakamega.. 0.07 %
12. Busia......... 0.02 %
13. Turkana.... 0. 01 %
14. in garissa........ 0.11 %
15. Wajir.......... 0. 07 %
16 Kilifi............ 0.01 %
17. Bungoma.... 0.11 %
18. TRANZOIA.... 5.0%
19. Narok.......... 11.0 %
20. Kajiado.......... 19.0 %
21. Meru............. 23 %
22. Tharaka -.......... 24 %
23. Kwale........... 2.06 %
24. Lamu............. 3.09 %
25.TANA RIVER....4.00%
26. Taita Taveta... 3.00 %
27. Marsabit........ 2.... 00 %

Source: Bonareri

We used to laugh at the Zimbabwean dollar!! And clearly we have established some obvious facts: Who's been winning and who's been stealing! 

Voting was affected in various parts of Nyandarua County after electronic identification kits developed problems.

At Gitwe polling station in Kipipiri Constituency, voting was paralysed for nearly two hours after the kits failed.


Voting was also affected in Ol Joro Orok Constituency after kits malfunctioned.

Returning Officer Simon Muriithi said a number of polling stations were affected while other kits were hanging, slowing down the exercise.

Voting was also delayed for hours at some polling stations in Ndaragwa Constituency, due to BVR kits failure.

Returning Officer Nelson Namu said IEBC officials realised the challenge in good time and had the kits replaced.

Generally, returning officers in the county termed the exercise as smooth and a big success having realized an average of about 40 per cent of total votes cast by 11am.

Kipipiri Returning Officer Festus Ngeera directed IEBC officials to extend voting hours at Gitwe polling station to compensate for the lost time.


He said by 11am, total votes cast were 40 percent of the registered voters.

The situation was the same in Kinangop and Ol Kalou constituencies, with a similar percentage of votes cast by 11 am.

Ol Kalou Returning Officer Mauta Gitonga said by 11am, the total votes cast were between 35 to 40 percent of the listed voters.

At Huruma polling station in Ol Kalou, the Presiding Officer, Mr Ndiritu Thuku, was optimistic that all voters will have cast their votes by 4pm.

"The exercise is not as complicated compared to August 8 elections. We are moving faster, that is why the queues appear shorter than in August 8 elections," he said.



4 dead, over 26 injured in repeat poll chaos

Thursday October 26 2017 In Summary Two of the victims died after police and anti-election protesters, allied to the National Supper Alliance (Nasa), clashed in Kisumu and Homa Bay on Thursday. The third, an unidentified man, was killed when a mob attacked him in the wee hours of Thursday morning at Car Wash in Migosi Ward.

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