Kenya's opposition mostly praises voting process

2017-08-08 18:29
Voters search for their names on copies of the voters-roll strewn on the floor before they can identify their respective voting centres to cast their ballots at the Old-Kibera primary school polling centre in Nairobi. (AFP)

Voters search for their names on copies of the voters-roll strewn on the floor before they can identify their respective voting centres to cast their ballots at the Old-Kibera primary school polling centre in Nairobi. (AFP)

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Nairobi - A high-ranking member of Kenya's main opposition says the coalition is largely impressed by the work of the electoral commission officers during voting in the country's hotly contested general elections.

Former Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi, a leader of the National Super Alliance, largely commended the professionalism of the security agencies during voting on Tuesday although he criticised a few who he said were openly campaigning for the ruling Jubilee Party.

Mudavadi said the opposition is concerned that some of their agents were not allowed into polling centers to scrutinize voting but said the electoral commission cooperated to try to resolve the issue.

He said the opposition is also concerned about names of voters missing on the register, saying that too many opposition voters were disenfranchised.

He said voter bribery was noted in some polling stations and urged authorities to take action.

Read more on:    jubilee party  |  kenya  |  kenya 2017 elections  |  east africa

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