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Low turnout of youth recorded in polling centres

There was a Low turnout of youths at most of the polling centres as voting in the county went on smoothly.

However there was mix-up of voting papers for gubernatorial seat reported in Kitui Rural constituency.

A spot check by KNA, in most of the polling stations there was a good turnout of voters, but also low numbers of young voters was observed.

Voters jammed polling centres as early as 5 am as more voters continued to arrive at the centres until noon to exercise their democratic right to select their leaders.

Candidates vying in various seats in the county also casted their votes in morning hours of voting day yesterday.

Speaking from his polling station at Kyondoni primary school, Senator Enoch Kiio Wambua (Wipers party) who is defending his seat while speaking to press, appreciates the high turnout of voters.

“I am motivated to see voters being at polling centers ready and early in the morning. I do request those at home to visit their respective centres to cast their votes.

I am also asking my fellow candidates to avoid any sort of campaign because gone are the campaigning days, let’s go home peacefully and wait for the results since it’s the choice of our citizens”, he said.

At the same polling station at around 8 am, the Member of Parliament for Kitui West Edith Nyenze cast her vote.

Other aspirants also showed up at their respective polling centers and casted their votes.

Kitui gubernatorial Candidates, David Musila of Jubilee party. Jonathan Mueke of UDA and Julius Malombe of Wiper Party also casted their votes at their respective polling centres.

The gubernatorial aspirants while speaking to press lauded local voters for high turnout at polling Centres.

By Denson Mututo and Rose Mwangangi

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