The Independent, Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in Makueni has said it is ready for the general elections scheduled for next Tuesday.
According to Mr. Maurice Raria, the elections manager for Makueni County, the commission has distributed all election and non-strategic materials to the county’s six constituency tallying centers, with the exception of the presidential ballot.
“We have distributed election materials including ballot papers and non-strategic materials to all our constituency tallying centres ready for election,” said Raria during county candidates and media briefing at Wote Technical Training Institute, Makueni on Friday
Voting papers for candidates for governor, senator, women’s representative, national assembly member, and county assembly member have all been distributed.
The county elections manager urged all of the county’s registered voters to cast ballots while reiterating the commission’s commitment to free and fair elections.
He lauded the aspirants and residents of the county for conducting peaceful campaigns and urged them to maintain peace even during and after elections.
Raria added that two security officers would be deployed per polling station and enough officers would be at the tallying centres to ensure the security during voting day.
There is a total of 479,401 registered voters from the six constituencies in the county whereby Makueni (102,712), Mbooni (96,029), Kibwezi West (91,554), Kaiti (65,188), Kibwezi East (64,740) and Kilome (59,188) respectively.
Makueni County tallying centre will be Wote Technical training institute while Makueni Constituency tallying centres will be at Makueni Boys High School, Mbooni (Tawa social hall), Kibwezi and West (Moi Girls High School Kibwezi.)
Others include; Kibwezi East (Muthingiini High School), Kaiti (Mukuyuni High School) and Kilome (Maiani Boys).