Delays experienced in Kisii ODM primaries

Polling clerks for Kisii county ODM primaries prepare to despatch ballot boxes to various centres Thursday morning. (Photo: Eric Abuga, Standard)

The ODM nomination exercise in Kisii delayed to kick off even as voters arrived at various polling centers as early as 6am.

Election materials arrived at Kisii National Polytechnic at 5am on Thursday.

The County Elections Board Chairman Osoro Okondo said the exercise will be extended due to the delays.

“We had issues dispatching materials and we expect voting to start as from 11am,” said Okondo.

Okondo explained that they will use the party membership register to cast the votes.

The ODM party will hold nominations for five constituencies. Kisii County has a total of nine sub Counties, four aspirants for the parliamentary seat have already received their nomination certificates.


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