Kisumu patient driven out of hospital to vote, fails to find name on IEBC register

He showed us his voters' card and a national card with details that indicate his polling centre is at the school.

While being supported by medics, a frail Were said: "I am in pain, I registered here as a voter and now my details are missing".

Zachary Oketch a nursing officer who had accompanied the patient said Were couldn't vote and the team of medics could not wait any longer but return him to the hospital.

"We have enquired with the IEBC officials and there is no alternative they have given us," Oketch said.

He added: " He is very disappointed and anxious."

The hospital's CEO George Rae said that Were is among 50 patients who were driven to various polling centres to vote.

They include other 15 who do not have families or known relatives and are admitted to the hospital.

"We have registered voters who are unexpectedly hospitalised in the days and weeks before the elections and we are helping them cast votes," Rae said.

He appealed to IEBC to introduce a polling centre at the hospital in the next election.