Reports have surfaced of Jubilee Party nominations being marred by disorganization and delays in most parts of the country.
Jubilee Party had scheduled nominations in 22 counties for Friday, concluding the rest on Monday, April 24.
Voters were reported to have begun filling up polling stations from as early as 2 am, of which proceedings did not start till much later.
Nakuru voters have reported to not have any polling materials at their stations. The county returning officer Jepta Rono has, however, said all ballot papers were distributed to all the polling stations on time.
Uasin Gishu and Murang’a voters have also made the same complaints with allegations of a plot to rig the election being leveled at the party.
Due to the irregularities, some aspirants have already started asking for the postponement of the Jubilee Party nominations.
Governor Jackson Mandago and Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi are among those who have demanded the postponement and cancellation of the primaries.
“Over 95 percent of aspirants are concerned that the nominations will not be fair,” said Mandago.
“The ballot papers so far distributed are far less that the number of registered voters.”
Jubilee Party Coordinator for Uasin Gishu and Nandi, Joseph Mathai, has said the party hierarchy will meet with all aspirants before arriving at a decision regarding the cancellation. He, however, urged everybody to keep calm till the situation is resolved.
That is, however, not the case in Nanyuki as the police have reportedly fired shots to disperse angry youths who were burning ballot papers at the Bungoma Primary School polling station.
The angry voters complained that some aspirants’ names were missing from the ballot papers. Others at the Kanyoni nursery school burnt ballots as they called for the Jubilee Party nominations to be well organized.
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