Nakuru: IEBC suspends Rongai Constituency elections


IEBC has temporarily suspended MP elections in Rongai Constituency after a mix-up in the MPs ballot papers.

Nakuru County IEBC Manager Joseph Mele confirmed the discrepancy in the Rongai parliamentary elections and said voting had been temporarily suspended but did not give much details.

“The IEBC headquarters in Nairobi will give further communications. That’s all that I can say for now” he said

Many of the supporters of the candidates including incumbent Raymond Moi of Kanu, Paul Chebor (UDA)and Luka Kigen (CCM) said they were shocked by the mix-up.

Some of the voters were shocked as they queued only to be told by the presiding officers manning the polling stations that they will not elect their preferred MP.

A presiding officer at Mercy Njeri primary school said that they noticed the discrepancy at 3am when they went to collect the ballot papers.

Rongai Member of Parliament Raymond Moi while reacting to the suspension, alleged that the move was a ploy to rig him out as this happened again in 2017. 

The visibly annoyed legislator said this was wrong because IEBC had assured Kenyans it was ready for the elections. 

He said he will not vote for the other seats until the issue is sorted out, adding that the ballot papers for Rongai had candidates from Kuresoi South.

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