Election on-going in Luanda Sub-County.

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Voters on a queue waiting to cast their votes
Voters on a queue waiting to cast their votes

The voting exercise in Luanda Sub County kicked off as early as 6am in all the 124 polling stations.

In Ebusakami primary school polling station of Emabungo ward, voters were already queuing in the early hours of the morning.

There is enhanced security and systematic running of events where voters are identified by the KIEMS kit, given stamped ballot papers for voting privately in a polling booth, casting their votes in the ballot boxes and thereafter marked on their finger.

At the end of the voting exercise, the polling station expects a 100% voter turnout of 539 registered voters.

Luanda Sub County has a total of 56,310 unevenly distributed across the five wards. Emabungu ward had the highest number of voters at 12,590 closely followed by Wemilabi ward and Luanda South ward at 11,618 and 11,484 voters respectively.

The Sub- County has attracted six aspirants at the constituency level, five nominated by different political parties including the incumbent Member of Parliament Christopher Omulele running on an ODM ticket and one independent candidate. This elective position has however attracted no female aspirant.

A total of 52 aspirants are vying for the MCA position; 7 in Luanda township ward, 13 in Wemilabi ward, 8 in Mwibona ward, 11 in Luanda South and 14 in Emabungo ward. Of the 52 aspirants, 5 are women and 7 are independent candidates.

At the County level, Luanda Sub-County residents are to elect a governor among 5 aspirants, a Woman Representative among 11 aspirants and a senator among 14  aspirants.

By Susan Agoi