BY CORRESPONDENT/NAMUKONGO PETER,8TH OCT 2018-Voting is underway in Migori county as residents line up to elect their senator this morning.
Spot check conducted by our reporter in several parts of the county have revealed that poling stations opened as early as 6am with voters trickling in to cast their ballot.
Six candidates are squaring it out for the seat which was left vacant following the death of Senator Ben Oluoch who died in June.
Among those whose names are on the ballot paper are Dr. Ochilo Ayako (Orange Democratic Movement), Eddy Oketch (Federal Party of Kenya), Peter Jobando (Green Congress Party of Kenya), Solomon Hodo (People’s Democratic Party) as well as independent candidates Samwel Otieno and Dickson Ogola.
Polling centers are expected to be opened by 6am and close at 5pm with votes counting expected to begin shortly after.
Some 388,632 voters are expected to participate in the poll exercise across 826 polling stations in Migori County.