Raila's Kibra polling station relocated days to election

26,788 voters affected by IEBC changes

ODM party leader Raila Odinga casting his vote in Kibra during a past election. IEBC relocates 36 Kibra polling stations, over 26,000 voters days to by-election

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Monday announced that 36 polling stations in Kibra constituency had been relocated.

In a Special Gazette Notice published by IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati, the electoral body outlined that the polling centres had been displaced due to the ongoing Kenya National Examinations - KCPE and KCSE.

Old Kibera Primary School, where former Prime Minister Raila Odinga voted during the 2017 General Election is one of the centres that have been affected by the changes.

2,959 voters from the polling station have been reassigned to the Raila Educational Centre where they will cast their votes for the new MP.

The displacement has also affected voters registered at Ayany Primary School Playing Field and Golf Course Playing Grounds.

13,913 voters from 2 Ayany Primary School Playing Field polling stations have been relocated to Olympic Primary School and Olympic Secondary School while 3,549 voters from Golf Course Playing Grounds have been relocated to Shadrack Kimalel Primary.

IEBC releases Kibra voters' register

Following various demands by the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) to publish the official voter register, IEBC finally disclosed that Kibra has 118,658 voters eligible to vote on the November 7 by-election.

The front-runners in the upcoming election are ODM candidate Imran Okoth, brother to the late MP Ken Okoth whose death left the seat vacant and Jubilee Party's McDonald Mariga.

The campaigns have been littered with violence and a handful of deaths.


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