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Voters injured in stampede picked from hospital to cast votes

Police in Nairobi dispatched a vehicle to Kenyatta National Hospital to pick 24 voters who were injured in a stampede at Moi Avenue Primary School polling station as they scrambled to enter minutes to 6am.

The officers were under instructions bring back those who had been discharged so that they could vote.

Most of those injured had camped outside the school’s gate from 11pm on Monday and they appeared drunk.

Police said those treated and discharged would not need to line up but would be given direct access to vote.


The station with 14,021 registered voters has 21 streams, each with less than 700 voters.

The station in Starehe constituency which has 166, 397 registered voters.

Contestants there include Charles Njagua aka Jaguar (Jubilee), Steve Mbogo (ODM) and Boniface Mwangi (Ukweli)

The incumbent Maina Kamanda is not on the ballot after he was defeated during Jubilee primaries.