10 things you need to know about the Elections today

Ballot papers printing completed as US sends ex-Obama aide to monitor elections.

  • Mandago reveals presidential ambitions

Uasin Gishu governor has hinted at vying for the country's top seat in future after welcoming NASA's gubernatorial endorsement.

  • NASA goes to court again over polls

NASA filed an urgent application filed at the Milimani law courts seeking to block the government from deploying the military in hotspot areas during and after the polls.

  • Former Obama aide to monitor elections

The US Observer Mission led by former US Secretary of State John Kerry will jet into the country next week to monitor the elections.

  • Matatu owners back Uhuru

The Matatu Owners Association has endorsed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election, saying he has an impeccable record that has led to the growth of the industry.

  • Chaos in Kisumu over Raila

Youths clashed in Kisumu over Raila Odinga’s two terms in office if he becomes President.

According to the latest poll by Infotrak, Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka would retain his seat with 52.2% of the votes over  Ford Kenya Wycliffe Wangamati with 31.9%.

Infotrak poll puts Governor Josphat Nanok of Turkana ahead of his main rival Senator John Munyes with an approval rating of 77.7%.

  • Ballot papers ready

The August 8 ballot papers have all been printed and are expected in the country in two consignments on chartered cargo planes next week on Monday and Tuesday.

  • Governor summoned over Uhuru rally violence

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has summoned Marsabit Governor, Ukur Yattani, and his opponent Mohammed Mohamud Ali after their supporters clashed during Uhuru's campaign rally in Marsabit.

  • Muslims warning to Raila

The Muslim community in Kisii and Nyamira counties has told NASA presidential flagbearer Raila Odinga to stop interfering with acting Interior CS Fred Matiang’i’s work.


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