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Jubilee Nominations Cancelled in Namanga, Went on Smoothly in Other Parts

Voters on a long queue at GK Prisons in Kitengela on Tuesday. The nomination exercise was smooth in most polling stations across the county in Kajiado.
Voters on a long queue at GK Prisons in Kitengela on Tuesday. The nomination exercise was smooth in most polling stations across the county in Kajiado.

Jubilee nomination exercise in Kajiado County was delayed because of picture mix up and names of candidates on ballot papers.

However the matter was resolved by the affected candidates and the exercise moved on smoothly without any hitches in Oloosirkon/Sholinke ward in Kajiado East Constituency.

The incumbent in the ward, Daniel Kanchori had his photo swapped with that of fellow aspirant Alois Mwai.

At St. Monica Catholic Church, the largest polling station in the entire county voting started at 10am after verification of materials took longer than expected.

In Kajiado North constituency, all the polling stations opened early as 9am and as at 1.30pm, the queues remain long and there was fear that most of the voters will not have voted by the end of the day.

The same scenario was also witnessed in Kiserian, Kajiado West constituency. Many voters feared they will be locked out before the end of voting.

In Kajiado Central, a polling station in Namanga was shut down due to lack of enough ballot papers, reports Philip Tianda.

Voters in the biggest polling station were stranded from morning as some MCA candidates claimed it was an elaborate plan by a certain clique to rig the nominations.

Returning officer, Rajab Moson, discovered in the morning that ballot papers did not possess MCAs aspirants’ pictures and names.

Four out of five aspirants in the Matapato South Ward that falls under Namanga demanded the exercise to be called off and a new date set for fresh primaries.

They were Simion  Ntasikoi, Geoffrey Sankale, Bernard Paswa and Kuyia Lemomo.

The four accused Mason of allegedly conspiring with the incumbent, Hosea Toshi, to rig the nominations in his favour.

Elsewhere in Kajiado South constituency, there were long queues in Loitokitok, Kimana, Illasit and Rombo towns as voters turned up to pick their favourite flag bearers in all the five wards.

The area incumbent MP, Katoo ole Metito, was unopposed in the party primaries and voters were only voting for MCAs, Women Representative, governor and senator.

Incumbent senator, Peter Mositet, called to say he was happy with what was going on and had no “complaint so far.”

Governor aspirants; Tarayia ole Kores, Moses Parantai, George King’ori and Joseph Lenku are facing each other in the nominations.

In Kajiado East constituency, the incumbent Peris Tobiko is facing a strong opposition from MP Mary Seneta and a host of others that include Patrick Nasoore and Julius Ntayia.

MP Joseph Manje in Kajiado North has a stiff opposition from Gitau Parsimei, while Kajiado West MP Moses Sakuda is facing indomitable opposition from Sankok Teeka, George Sunkuyia and Philip Wuantai.





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