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Mwai Kibaki fails to keep time but still cast his vote

By Sarah Nyakio | Published Tue, August 8th 2017 at 20:44, Updated August 8th 2017 at 20:58 GMT +3
Former President Mwai Kibaki casting his vote at Othaya.

IN SUMMARY

  • Former President Mwai Kibaki was driven into Munaini Primary School polling station at 5.45pm way after the stipulated voting time
  • Earlier there claims that his name could not be traced in the voter register after he failed to show up at 10.30am when he was expected to vote.

Othaya, Kenya: Former President Mwai Kibaki was among the last people to vote as polling came to a close at 5pm.

 Mr Kibaki cast his vote at Munaini Primary School in Othaya, Nyeri County, at 5.45pm. The presiding officer did not say why the former President voted past the stipulated deadline.

The former President was to cast his ballot at around 10.30am, according to his spokesman Ngari Gituku.

There were claims that his name could not be traced in the records at the polling centre, despite him voting there in the 2013 elections.

Some of Kibaki's personnel arrived at the polling station at 7am only to find his name missing from the list. They later came back with his ID and 2007 and 2013 voter’s card.

His daughter Judy, who voted in the same station at midday, had assured journalists that her father would cast his vote.


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