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Gideon lauds 'smooth' polls, exudes confidence

By Julius Chepkwony | Published Wed, August 9th 2017 at 00:04, Updated August 9th 2017 at 00:12 GMT +3

Baringo senator Gideon Moi and his wife Zahra Moi consoles Barwesa ward MCA aspirant Gilbert Kiptala who is hospitalised at Kabarnet county Hospital

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SUMMARY

  • Baringo senator Gideon Moi says voting exercise was peaceful
  • Calls on leaders and aspirants at all levels to accept outcome
  • After voting, Gideon visited various parts of Baringo County to observe the progress of the polls

Kanu national chairman Gideon Moi on Tuesday praised the electoral commission for conducting what he described as 'a largely peaceful exercise'.

Speaking at Tandui Primary School polling centre after casting his vote, the Baringo senator the voting process conducted by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) was successful.

"I am happy I have voted. The process is efficient and it is now time to wait to see what the people of Kenya and Baringo will decide," said Gideon.

He expressed confidence that he would carry the day.

"Defeat does not exist in my vocabulary. And I believe in the will of God. Let us vote peacefully and accept the will of the people," he said.

He urged all leaders and aspirants at all levels to accept the outcome of the polls.

Gideon asked Kenyans to maintain peace during and after the elections, saying politics should not be allowed to divide the country.

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"As you exercise your constitutional rights vote in visionary leaders who will unite Kenyans and ensure the country moves forward in all aspects. Don't allow politics to divide us," said the senator.

He was accompanied by his wife, Zahra, and daughter, Lulu.

Gideon called on security personnel and IEBC officials to ensure the people in areas hit by insecurity vote. He said the issue of floods in Tiaty should be addressed.

After voting, Gideon visited various parts of Baringo County to observe the progress of the polls.

Speaking at Visa Oshwal Primary School polling centre, he said he was impressed by the way the elections had been carried out.

The senator later went to Kabarnet County Hospital to visit Kanu's Barwesa ward aspirant, Gilbert Kiptala, who was being treated for food poisoning.

"Get well soon as your people are waiting for you to serve them after the elections," he told Kiptala.

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