Voters turned out in large numbers to cast their ballots for their preferred candidates in the Kiambaa parliamentary and Muguga Ward by-elections today (Thursday, July 15).
Polling stations opened promptly at 6 am, with IEBC promising free and fair elections.
The two front runners in the race for Kiambaa MP seat, Jubilee’s Kariri Njama and UDA’s John Wanjiku, cast their ballots at Gachie polling station and Thimbigua polling station respectively.
There were scuffles at Kimuga polling station earlier in the morning when National Assembly Majority Leader Amos Kimunya turned up unannounced. An angry crowd protested his presence, saying it was questionable.
The Kiambaa parliamentary seat fell vacant following the death of Paul Koinange in March this year. The constituency has about 96,000 registered voters, 154 polling stations and five wards.