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IEBC clerk who stamped ballots as ‘rejected’ has been replaced

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has sacked three returning officers in Embakasi East, Westlands and Kasarani Constituencies for delayed opening of polling stations.

A clerk who stamped ballots as rejected has also been replaced.

According to IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati, the sacking of the three returning officers was meant to ensure that voters were not inconvenienced and that elections are conducted to the highest standards possible.

Mr Chebukati assured residents that commissioners have been deployed to supervise the exercise and would not hesitate to take stern action to ensure officials toed the line.

He added that the commission has been experiencing challenges in Nairobi county which has the highest number of registered voters.


“In some polling stations in Embakasi East, Kasarani and Westlands we have experienced delayed opening. We have immediately replaced the returning officers in these three constituencies and deployed Commissioners to ensure efficient management of these locations, he said.

Chebukati also said the voting exercise was going on well countrywide except for a few centres that were still facing challenges which the commission was working to address.