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Shortage of Kits, missing names mar ODM party primaries in Migori

Missing names and shortage of voting kits marred ODM party primaries in Migori County.

The merging of voting centres was one of the reasons claimed to have been behind the hickup.

A sport check by Lake Region Bulletin revealed long queues of enthusiastic voters waiting to cast their votes from as early as 6am.

To their dismay, a number could not find their names in the digitized register something they could not condone.

However, after hours of waiting, they were allowed to continue with the exercise as the hitch was resolved by the party IT experts.

Up to now, I can say that the ODM nominations polls are going peacefully except for the few isolated cases so far reported in some areas

Mark Wanjala

Migori County ODM Chair Philip Makabongo stated that some clerks handling the gadgets in the morning were not well conversant with the system.

He afterwards assured the successful continuity of the exercise as they had to replace the poll clerks.

“We experienced delays but all is the right course,” assured Makabongo.

Chaos

In addition to the technological hitch, there were shreds of chaos in some polling centres.

In Suna West Constituency, supporters of parliamentary aspirants engaged in fights, leading to injury of two people.

Another incident of violence was also witnessed at Oruba polling station in South Kanyamkago Ward.

In Kuria region, reports indicated that the exercise was peaceful in most stations.

Meanwhile, Migori Police Commander Mark Wanjala assured of stepped-up security and warned those planning to cause mayhem to refrain or face the full force of the law.

“Up to now, I can say that the ODM nominations polls are going peacefully except for the few isolated cases so far reported in some areas,” said Wanjala.

The party results are set to be released at Migori Teachers Training College once the exercise is closed.

Polycarp Ochienghttp://www.lakeregionbulletin.co.ke
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