Rigathi Gachagua casts his vote in Mathira [Video]

Rigathi Gachagua was accompanied by his wife Dorcas and other members of this family

UDA presidential running mate Rigathi Gachagua casts his vote in Mathira

UDA presidential running mate and Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua on his part voted a few minutes past 7 am accompanied by his wife Dorcas and other members of this family.

Gachagua and his family voted at Sagana Primary School in Mathira, Nyeri County.

There was a delay in voting after the KIEMS kits experienced some challenges identifying him.

However, after a few attemped, the MP was allowed to cast his ballot. He refuted claims that he was identified using a manual register.

"Nation media you have ran a smear campaign with Kinoti for the last 3 years! Even as I voted in full glare of media you are running a false narrative that I was identified manually. How low can you sink? You have lowered yourself to the level of gutter press and yellow journalism," he said.

Deputy President and UDA presidential candidate William Ruto cast his vote at Kosachei Primary School in Turbo, Uasin Gishu.

DP Ruto, was among the first to vote shortly after 6 am when the polling stations across the country were scheduled to vote.

This is away from the usual where many politicians wait until later in the day to cast their votes.

He will now be waiting for the polls to close and the IEBC to undertake the very important exercise of tallying the votes.

The two leaders had been urging their supporters to wake up early and cast their ballots. Some of their supporters had gone as far as coining songs to motivate them to participate in the elections.

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