13:40: Uasin Gishu County Election Manager Jane Gitonga refutes allegations of voter bribery during the ongoing Huruma ward by-elections. Says the voting process is being conducted smoothly with no malpractice reported.
13:40: Chebukati calls for the arrest of Echesa.
13:20: Police have launched a manhunt for Echesa after he was filmed assaulting an IEBC official at Bulonga Primary School polling station.
He is said to have taken off after the incident and police are on his trail. Reports reaching our news desk indicate that police have surrounded his home, declaring the former CS wanted.
12:05 pm: IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati inspects the ongoing by-election at Kiwanja Ndege polling station in Naivasha, Nakuru County.
IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati inspect voting process at Kiwanja Ndege polling station in Naivasha, Nakuru County.
11:40: Sifuna calls for the arrest of Rashid Echesa for assaulting an IEBC official. Spoke at Lubanga polling station where he had accompanied ODM candidate David Were to cast his vote.
10:42: MPs Didmus Barasa, Nelson Koech, and Senator Samson Cherargei arrested by police in Kabuchai amid claims of voter bribery.
10:18: Lang'ata MP Nixon Korir kicks back teargas canister to police officers at Millimani Primary polling station, London Ward, Nakuru County.
10:11: Vehicles belonging to UDA candidate Evans Kakai is pelted with stones at Mukhweya, Kabuchai by suspected Ford Kenya supporters.
10:08: Don Bosco Gichana's vehicle set ablaze over alleged voter bribery in Kiamokama ward.
10:07: Omanga and Waluke chased away by voters in Kabuchai
10:05: Journalists in London ward, Nakuru county scamper for safety as police lob teargas after an altercation ensued between an agent and some people on the ground.
9:50 am: Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula casts his vote in Kabuchai. He has accused UDA of bribing voters on the constituency.
He has rallied residents to vote for FORD-Kenya candidate Majimbo Kalasinga.
"We have however been informed from various command posts in the constituencies of incidents of voter bribery by UDA allied MPs. They are roaming around with money. We have informed security agencies," Wetangula has stated.
File image of Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula. |Photo| Courtesy|
9:40 am: Senator kipchumba Murkomen, Susan Kihika, Woman Representative Gladys Boss Sholei, Lang'ata MP Nixon Korir among leaders rooting for the UDA candidate in Londorn Ward, Nakuru.
9:25 am: Former Sports cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa is captured on Camera slapping a Independent Electoral and Boundaries (IEBC) official at Bulonga Primary School, Matungu Constituency.
In the video, the Ex-CS alleges that the officials had locked out UDA agents from witnessing the elections
9:20 am: United Democratic Party (UDA) candidate in Kiamokama Ward, Kisii County, Moses Nyandusi Nyakeremba arrested over allegations of voter bribery.
Flamboyant politician Don Bosco Gichana was also arrested along with several other UDA supporters.
Kiamokama ward UDA Candidate arrested during on-going by-election in Kiamokama, Kisii County. |Photo| Courtesy|
6:00 am: Polling stations in the four by-election areas are open as Kenyans queue to vote for their leaders.
In Matungu and Kabuchai, a showdown is expected between ANC, Ford Kenya, UDA, and ODM candidates.
March 4, sets stage for a major political battle in the country with Kenyans turning up to elect their leaders in the by-elections across the country.
Members of the public in Kabuchai and Matungu will elect their representatives in the National Assembly while those in London ward, Nakuru and Kiamokama Ward, Kisii elect their representatives in the county assembly.
The seats fell vacant following the demise of the incumbents.