Kenyans go to polls to elect fourth president
9:52 Mr Mudavadi votes at Mululu Primary School. He was accompanied by his wife Tessie.
9:50 Presidential candidate Peter Kenneth expected to vote at 11am at Kirwara polling station in Gatanga, Muranga County.
9:46 More than 800 flower farm workers in Subukia District of Nakuru complain that their employer has denied them the opportunity to vote in the early morning hours.
The workers say they were told they can only vote after 4 pm. Their employer, they say, threatened to fire them if they defy his orders by voting during the official working hours.
9:42 Amani coalition presidential candidate Musalia Mudavadi arrives at Mululu Primary School.
9:38 Othaya parliamentary candidate Peter Kinga’ra (GNU) votes at Kagongo Primary School.
9:30 At least 20 people admitted to St. Theresa Hospital following a stampede at St. Monica Academy polling station in Kitengela.
9:25 In Tharaka constituency, voting started at Nkondi Primary School started at 7:40 am.
9:19 In Machakos County, voting yet to start at Railways polling station three hours after polls opened.
9:12 Saba Saba Asili Othaya parliamentary candidate Gichuki Mugambi votes at Gichiche Primary School.
9:10 IEBC chairman Isaack Hassan says the commission has instructed its officers to use printed copies of the poll books where the machines have failed to work.
9:07 Bungoma Senate candidate Moses Wetang’ula casts his vote at Makhele Primary School in Kabuchai constituency.
Governor candidate Ken Lusaka votes at 7.20am at Mapela Primary School polling station in Kimilili constituency and expressed confidence that he will win.
Mr Wetangula said he was confident the IEBC has put in place measures to ensure the elections are free and fair.
9:05 At Ithookwe Primary School polling centres in Kitui County, voting yet to start as materials yet to arrive.
9:02 At Misanga and Mukhaweli primary schools delays of up to one hour as election officials grapple with the EVID kits.
9:00 Voting in the six constituencies in Nandi County going on smoothly. Election officials said voters started arriving in polling centres from 3am.
8:57 “Kenyans have responded to our calls and have turned up in large numbers to exercise their democratic right,” says Mr Odinga after voting.
8:53 EVID kits failure to work slows down voting in most polling stations in Machakos County.
8:48 Cord presidential Raila Odinga casts his ballot at the Old Kibera Primary School.
8:45 Voting started almost an hour late in many polling stations in Kisii County after Biometric Voter Registration kits failed to work.
8:40 In Kasoiyo and Municipal Council of Kabarnet polling stations in Baringo County, EVID kits failed to work and IEB clerks used poll books.
8:36 Businesses remain closed in Murang’a Town as residents line up to vote.
8:31Voting in Kirinyaga County delayed after BVR kits fail to work. Voters started streaming to polling centres at 5.30am.
8:30 Long queues reported at PCEA Nyeri primary School, Nyamachaki Primary School, Ruring’u Social Hall, Cathedral Nursery, Nyakinyua Nursery polling stations in Nyeri County.
8:25 In Kisumu, EVID kits failed to work forcing IEBC officials to use the manual register.
“We are using the manual system as we try to find ways of rectifying the electronic system and hopefully get it back on track so as to ensure a smooth voting process”, said Dolly Akili, Kisumu County Returning Officer.
8:21 Defence assistant minister David Musila casts his vote at Migwani Primary School in Kitui County.
8:16 Voting delayed at St Kizito Primary School in Isiolo due to failure of EVID kits. Security tight.
8:10 Ms Karua urges Kenyans to vote peacefully and maintain the integrity of the polls. She cast her ballot at Mugumo Primary School in Gichugu constituency.
8:05 Makueni Senate candidate Harun Mwau votes at Tangu Primary School. He said he took three minutes to cast his ballot and that the process was organised. Parliamentary candidate Kalembe Ndile votes.
8:02 At the Embakasi Social Hall, long queues reported with voters waiting in line patiently.
8:00 Former President Moi voted at Kabarak Polling Station at 6.10am. ” He just woke up and went to cast his ballot,” Mr Moi’s press secretary Lee Njiru told the Nation.
7:57 TNA parliamentary candidate Mary Wambui expected to vote at 11am in Othaya.
7:55 In Othaya constituency, voting kicked off at 6am. President Kibaki is expected to vote at Munaini Primary School at 9am.
7:50 Voting underway in Kibra constituency with throngs of voters standing in long queues ready to vote.
At Old Kibra Primary School, where Mr Odinga is expected to cast his vote, the queues are moving slowly but steadily.
The queues are long and winding, but IEBC clerks are assisting voters to identify their polling booths to ensure the lines move faster.
7:45 Polling stations opened at 6am in Mukurweini constituency. Long queues reported in Laikipia East.
7:41 Voting at the Ramadhan Primary School in Isiolo Town delayed after the Electronic Voter Identification (EVID) kit failed to work.
7:38 The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has pledged to deliver a credible poll.
7:35 Voting in most polling stations in Nakuru started a few minutes after 6 am.
“We delayed since we had first to verify the seals with the agents,” a presiding officer at St Mary Mary’s Girls Secondary School Polling Station, Rose Obuya told Nation.
At Starehe Polling Station in Nyahururu, Laikipia County voting started at 6.40 am.
7:34 Narc Kenya’s presidential candidate Martha Karua votes in Gichugu.
7:27 “We (Jubilee) have successfully sold our policies to the people of Kenya and are confident of a win,” said Mr Ruto moments after casting his ballot.
7:25 Former Eldoret North MP William Ruto votes in Eldoret. He is the running mate of Jubilee presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta.
7:24 The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (Cord) presidential candidate Raila Odinga is expected to vote at Old Kibera Primary School at 8 am.
7:12 Voting started at 6.30am at Bisil Primary School in Kajiado County.
7:10 At Mulala Primary School, Makueni governor candidate Kivutha Kibwana voted at around 7am.
7:07 In Kitui Central constituency, voting yet to start in most polling stations. At Kitui Central Primary School, long queues of frustrated voters. Mix up of voting material cited for delay.
7:05 At Donholm Primary School, voting kicked off at 6am with long queues reported.
7.00 Long queues reported across the five Embakasi constituencies.
6:55 At Parklands Primary School, Nairobi long queues reported as early as 4am. Voting at Emali Primary School started at 6.20am although voters had lined up by 5.50am.
6:53 Most polling stations in Meru County opened at 6am with eager voters waiting in line to cast their ballots.
6:52 Voters will elect six candidates when they cast their ballots. These are: President, Governor, Senator, Member of National Assembly, Women Representative and County Representative.
6:50 In Murang’a County, queues formed as early as 4am but polls opened at around 6.30am.
6:47 Long queues have formed in most polling stations countywide as voters exercise their democratic rights to elect their leaders.
6: 45 Kenyans go to polls to elect fourth president
Source: Daily Nation