Locals in Lugari complain over failures by KIEMS kit

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Voters at St. Kizito primary school in Lugari ward.
Voters at St. Kizito primary school in Lugari ward.

Residents in Lugari Constituency turned out in mass to exercise their democratic right of voting in various leaders that would lead them for the next five years.

Despite having turned out in large numbers, there continued to be some systemic failures by the KIEMS kit failing to verify a number of voters among them the elderly people.

Speaking to West Media, locals in Lugari ward, Lumakanda, Mautuma, Chekalini, Chevaywa and Lwandeti complained over the delays of voter verification, citing that the process took too long than how it should be.

However, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC Lugari constituency Returning Officer Jeremiah Kerech noted that the issue was be resolved within the shortest time possible to ensure that every registered voter gets an opportunity to exercise his or her democratic right.

Lugari Constituency has 86,908 registered voters,173 polling stations,12 candidates eyeing the constituency seat with 80 candidates eyeing ward seats in the six wards in Lugari Sub-County namely Lugari, Lwandeti, Lumakanda, Chevaywa, Mautuma and Chekalini.

Chaos erupted at Marakusi polling station where followers of one of the candidates eyeing the ward seat tried to disrupt the voting process alleging that there were a number of candidates trying to lure voters to vote for them but the security officers stepped in to ensure there was stability.

By Aggrey Otindo