UDA Director of Campaigns and Turkana Governor, Josphat Nanok, cast his ballot at Lodwar handcraft where he expressed confidence in the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC), ability to deliver a free and fair election.
“We hope that the exercise is going to end very well if there is no external interference in IEBC work. I am glad that IEBC has been steadfast in resisting any interference from any quarter,” he said.
He said the Kenya Kwanza Coalition is ready to accept the results of the elections and will be supporting IEBC to do its job.
Nanok added that the Coalition has deployed agents in all the 46,000 stations across the country and they will maintain vigilance, to ensure no voter is disenfranchised and they protect the vote.
There was a delay in distribution of ballot boxes in Turkana North following a dispute on the payment of vehicles contracted to transport the ballot boxes.
The vehicles owners alleged that they were being paid Sh 15,000 instead of Sh 20,000 by the person who won the IEBC contract to transport the ballot boxes.
It was resolved that other vehicles would be brought to transport the vehicles to avoid further delays.
Wiper Senate Candidate, Malachy Ekal, was the first to cast his ballot at Lodwar Handcraft a few minutes after 6am, urging voters to vote wisely for the leader who would improve their lives.
He noted that clerks did not have enough tables, which made the voting exercise a bit slow.
Lodwar Handcraft is one of the Polling Stations with a high number of voters of 3,590. There were six streams at the Polling Station.
At Lodwar GK Prison the voting exercise started on smoothly. There were three streams at the Polling Station.
Security was beefed up with senior security officers led by the County Police Commander, Samuel Ndanyi and Turkana Central Sub- County Police Commander, Lemmy Njeru patrolling the various polling stations and towns.
A contingent of GSU officers was also present.
By Peter Gitonga