All is set for the Huruma Ward by-election scheduled for March, 2020.
According to Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) retuning officer for the Huruma ward by-elections Peris Maiyo, over 31,000 registered voters are expected to participate in the by election.
The seat fell vacant after the incumbent Peter Chomba died due to difficulties in breathing.
“I want to say without fear of contradiction that we are ready for tomorrow Huruma ward by-election, we have received all voting documents and we are dispatching them to various voting stations in the ward,” said the Huruma Ward By-Election presiding officer while speaking to the press.
She said the polling stations will be opened at exactly 6:00 am and will be closed by 5:00 Pm.
“We have 31,244 registered voters with 46 polling stations, we expect voters to turn out in large numbers for the by-election. We expect a very peaceful election just the way the campaigns were conducted,” Peris said.
She reiterated that they have put in place security measures to ensure that the whole exercise is conducted in accordance with the law.
“We have worked with the Uasin Gishu county security team who have assured me that we will have the 92 security officers that we had requested, each polling station will be manned by two security officers,” she said.
The seat has attracted 13 contestants which include the wife of the deceased Luvy Ngendo Chomba on a Jubilee party ticket, Andrew Ouma Sure on an ODM Party ticket, Peter Kinuthia on Mandeleo Chap Chap, Kimani Wanjohi on The New Democratic Party ticket among others.
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