By PATRICK BEJA
Former elections official under the Kanu administration Joseph Mwangovya is dead.
The man who presided over the infamous 1988 queue voting or mlolongo voting system died on Wednesday evening at Pandya Memorial Hospital aged 80.
The former North Eastern PC and long serving teacher is remembered for directing the controversial 1988 polls conducted through queue voting and presiding over former President Moi’s re-election without opposition in 1988.
His daughter Mercy Karisa said the deceased was admitted to the hospital on Monday after developing medical complications from throat cancer.
“He has been sick for a long time and was admitted to hospital last Monday,” said Mercy.
He leaves two widows and 19 children.