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Why Matungu By-Election Is likely To Experience Low Voter Turn Out

The race to succeed the late honourable Justus Murunga may come to end tomorrow with residents voting in the aspirants of choice,This will see matungu constituency having new member of parliament on Saturday. More than 10 Aspirants are in the race to succeed the late honourable Justus Murunga,Among them is his widow honourable Christabel Murunga who is also among lndependent candidates.The race is expected to end tomorrow.

However the By-Election is likely to experience low voter turn out due to the following factors.

1.Midweek Factor

Most of the people,especially the youth are out of matungu to meet their personal needs.After the collapse of mumias sugar. Most of the youths from Matungu were forced to move out of matungu in search of jobs. This may affect turn out putting into consideration that is amidweek.most of the youths have had habitant in towns to seek for jobs.Simillarly this may block out many students who may be out Matungu Constituency.Many students in tertiary and high schools will be automatically blocked out of voting as some may be sitting for examination.

2.Fear .

The campaigns were much heated than before and many people might not out for safety purposes thus keeping off the public domain in fear of fights between the supporters of different candidates.Even with beefed security fear may still prevail.

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