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Bomet County ready for the polls, IEBC

Bomet County Returning Officer, Lenarum Daniel, has confirmed that all election materials has been dispatched to all the five Constituency Tallying Centers within the County ready to be taken to various polling centers across the county.

Lenarum said the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), had engaged all the stakeholders, including the security team to ensure that the process was fair, free and transparent.

“We have managed to conduct and put everything in order with our Constituency Returning Officers and all election-related materials have been dispatched to all of our five Constituency Tallying Centres from where they are expected to be taken to various polling centres in the County,” confirmed Lenarum.

He also confirmed that election observers have arrived in the country and are expected to visit different polling stations ahead of tomorrow’s election.

Lenarum added that IEBC requires that the voters cast their ballots and go home so that there is no congestion in the polling stations.

A survey by KNA across different constituencies across the County has confirmed that preparation for the election was on its pick, with the presence of police officers manning the stations.

In Bomet East Constituency, area Deputy County Commissioner, Mr Joash Abongo, assured residents of security during the Election Day.

Mr Abongo urged residents to cast their votes peacefully and leave polling stations once done with the exercise.

“Security has been beefed in all polling stations in our Sub-County, we have not observed any cases so far, we are urging our people to cast their votes tomorrow and leave the polling station to avoid congestions and chaos,” explained Abongo.

Bomet County has 376,985 voters and 853 polling stations where two stations are from two prisons in Bomet.

By Lamech Willy

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