It’s system go for Kisumu North ward by election


Preparations are complete for the Tuesday by elections in Kisumu North ward as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) starts dispatch of voting materials to the 30 polling stations.

Dennis Omare, the returning officer says they are set for the exercise in terms of logistics including security.

Omare says the polling stations will open at 6 am and close at 5 pm as required by the law save for any interruptions.

He announced adequate security within the polling stations and outside to ensure peace prevail during the exercise.

Speaking at Bar Union primary school, the tallying centre, Omare says the 15, 831 registered voters will be allowed to cast their votes.

The Commission will only use the Kenya Integrated Election Management System (KIEMS) kits to identify the voters as opposed to the use of registers and in the event of a KIEMS failure; the voting will stop until the machine is rectified.

Omare says the Commission cleared nine candidates to contest the ward representative seat, with three candidates being independent while the rest are party candidates.

The Kisumu North ward seat felt vacant when the MCA Elisha Oraro was elected Kisumu Count Assembly Speaker.

By LTN Reporter