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Kenya Kwanza's Johnstone Muthama Casts His Vote While Donning A UDA Branded Cap.

Today, Kenyans have turned up to vote with some arriving very early in the morning. Some of the top candidates who voted include Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Alliance presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua, Kenya Kwanza's William Ruto and his running mate Rigathi Gachagua.

The election has not been without its challenges with some KIEMS kits failing but the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has responded and rectified the issue by either using a manual register or providing alternative KIEMS kits.

However, there have been some people who have openly flauted the law. Some police officers, election officials and also aspirants have been arrested in a day which has been very busy and crucial for the country. However, there are those who have been flouting the IEBC's Electoral Code of Conduct but it does not amount to interfering with the actual results.

Such offences include arriving at the polling centres wearing attires bearing party symbols. This was the case in Machakos county where the gubernatorial aspirant Johnson Muthama arrived donning a cap branded with the official symbol of the United Democratic Alliance party. On the cap a wheelbarrow could be clearly spotted together with the yellow and green colours of UDA.

After voting Muthama tweeted, "Voted in Tala township polling station, Matungulu, Machakos County. May peace be our shield and defender during this electoral period."

A look at the videos of people who turned up to vote shows a majority of them did not come bearing party symbols. Some especially the aspirants wore either blue for Azimio la Umoja or yellow for Kenya Kwanza but not the exact party symbols like Johnstone Muthama did. However, it seems that the election officials did not notice this or have a problem with the attire.


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