Taveta Taveta county primaries to be repeated in five stations
The ODM party National Elections Board (NEB) has scheduled five polling stations in Taita Taveta County to hold the party nominations on Saturday April 22, 2017.
The exercise which was held on Tuesday 18 April 2017 was marred by confusion and five polling stations are said to have not cast their votes due to the heavy downpour that made it impossible for people and motor vehicles to access the polling stations.
NEB Chairperson Judith Pareno says that in order to allow party members registered in to exercise their democratic right; the Board has ordered the exercise be done this Saturday.
On Tuesday evening, incumbent governor Taita Taveta Governor John Mruttu was said to have lost the ODM nomination to National Assembly minority whip Thomas Mwadeghu.
“ The party decided to have the nominations after the area returning Officer confirmed that the exercise did not take place in five polling stations in Taveta Constituency due to the heavy downpour that made it impossible for people and motor vehicles to access the polling stations, making it difficult for people to get to the areas,” said Pareno.
The five polling stations are Jipe Primary School, Chala Primary School, Mahandakini Primary School, St. Joseph Kivukoni Primary School and Chala-Njukini Primary School.
“In this regard, results of the exercise in the entire County have been put on hold until after the exercise in the five polling stations is done and votes counted,” noted Pareno.
Meanwhile, the Board has ordered that the nominations exercise for the position of Member of the National Assembly in Nakuru Town West Constituency be held on Monday April 24,2017 as well as St. Monica Polling Station in Kitengela Ward where the exercise did not take place due to interference with ballot papers.
The ODM party is today holding the party nominations in Kisii County.
By Mangera Daisy