Photos: Older citizens turn up to vote as youth opt-out

Elections in the areas, including governor seats in Mombasa and Kakamega counties as well as MP races in Rongai, Kacheliba and Pokot South, were postponed by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) due to ballot papers mix-ups. Electoral wards in Nyaki West in North Imenti and Kwa Njenga in Embakasi South are also holding elections.

A spot check by The Standard revealed that there is low turnout across the voting areas as the issue of apathy, especially among the youth, in the electoral process continues to bite, 20 days after Kenya went to the polls.

According to IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati, voter turnout from polling data transmitted only through the commission's KIEMS kits during the August 9 General Election was 64.6 per cent.

The elderly have, however, not been held back as demonstrated below:

An elderly woman being assisted to retrieve identification documents at Chepkobegh Primary School polling station. [Irissheel Shanzu, Standard]
Former Chief Kadhi Ali Mohamed Mwinzabu, 85, arrives to vote at Kaderboy polling station in Mombasa County with his son Hafidh Ali Mwinzabu. [Kelvin Karani, Standard]
Elderly woman verifies her biometrics at Chepkobegh polling station. [Irissheel Shanzu, Standard]