Mombasa, Kakamega To Elect Governor On Aug 23-Chebukati

Mombasa, Kakamega To Elect Governor On Aug 23-Chebukati

BY NEWSDESK,NAIROBI,9TH AUG 2022-By-elections will be held on August 23 in eight regions across the country after voting was suspended due to ballot paper mix-up.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) said the affected areas include Mombasa and Kakamega where the gubernatorial election was suspended due to a mix-up of ballot.

Other areas include Kitui Rural (MP), Pokot South (MP) and Rongai in Nakuru where an election will be held to elect a Member of Parliament.

The by-elections for Members of the County Assembly in Nyaki West (North Imenti Constituency), Kwa Njenga in Embakasi South will also be held on August 23, 2022.

“Voters in the electroal area deserve a short period to elect their leaders,” Commissioner Francis Wanderi said.

Commissioner Wanderi further stated that “it will be cost effective since the same equipment and personnel will be deployed with minimum training”.

In Eldas constituency where election was postponed due to insecurity reasons, voters will have the opportunity to elect their new leaders on Wednesday.

IEBC said the election in Eldas failed to take off Tuesday following a gunfight, in what frustrated the transportation of ballot materials.

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