Governor Waiguru urges IEBC to maintain high standards of professionalism in voting process
Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has called upon the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to maintain high standards of professionalism throughout the voting process.
The governor said that her expectations are that the commission would be fair enough to allow all the agents witness the vote tally at the end of the ballot casting. She said that there were instances where UDA aspirants encountered inconveniences after their agents were disallowed into respective polling stations, noting that the situation had, however, improved after intervention by leaders.
Speaking after casting her ballot at Kiamugumo Primary School in Gichugu Constituency, Waiguru, who is defending her seat on a UDA ticket, exuded confidence that she was going to retain her seat. She was also impressed by the huge turnout of voters witnessed in the afternoon saying that the low turnout during the morning hours was mainly due to the cold weather in the upper part of the county and the ongoing rice planting season that saw many people in Mwea first attend to their farms before going to vote.
The governor also said she was hopeful that UDA would bag all the seats in the county.