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Disruptions at Cherangany Tallying Centre Causes Delay

Tallying exercise in Kipkeikei Boys High school, Cherangany constituency is yet to be complete as their counterparts in the county finalize in declaring winners of various elective seats.

At around 7:15pm yester-night, the exercise was halted after agents and some aspirants protested over allegations that one of the IEBC official was engaging in dubious deals to favour some candidates.

According to County Criminal Investigations Officer (CCIO) Mr. Francis Kihara, a commotion ensued at the tallying centre, forcing the IEBC officials to flee. Kihara confirmed that few furniture and one ballot box was damaged.

After intervention of the County Commissioner, Sam Ojwang, County Police Commander Jecinta Wesonga, Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit (CIPU) SP John Opiyo and the county security team, security was reinforced to contain the situation, enabling resumption of the tallying exercise.

Speaking to KNA today, Constituency Residing Officer (RO) Sally Chesang has noted that a total of 1,098 ballot boxes out of 1,116 in the constituency have been opened. She expected  that the exercise would be finalised by close of yesterday, but tension slowed down the process.

Security has been beefed up as tallying progresses. The constituency had recorded a voter turnout of 68 percent turnout.

By Valarie Kosuri

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