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Accept results, Tolgos urges

Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos has called on candidates in this year’s election to accept the will of Kenyans once the elections results are out.

Speaking after casting his vote at Kiptabus polling centre in Keiyo North, Tolgos said any politician vying for any seat knows that there can only be two results, one either wins or loses.

The governor who is vying for the senate seat on the Azimio la umoja One Kenya coalition said all those vying were Kenyans saying for those who will win they will serve the country in their elective positions while those who lose will still serve the same country but in different capacities.

“I expect to win but in the unlikely event that I lose, I will still continue serving the people of this county in other capacities,” he said.

He therefore called on residents to continue maintaining peace and live in harmony saying election is just a political exercise which should not be viewed as a matter of life and death.

Keiyo North MP Dr James Murgor who voted at Kamariny primary school expressed confidence with the exercise but expressed concern over the low turnout compared to the 2017 elections.

Dr Murgor who is trying to retain his seat as an independent candidate hoped that the turnout will improve as the exercise which closes at 6.00pm progresses.

The UDA candidate Adams Kipsanai said the exercise was so far going on well and hailed IEBC for the organisation saying very minimal challenges were experienced.

Kipsanai called on residents to continue maintaining the peace during counting and even as the results start streaming in.

By Alice Wanjiru

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