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Moi calls for peace as he casts ballot

Retired Presidents Daniel arap Moi and Mwai Kibaki joined other Kenyans to cast their votes in the fresh presidential election. Mzee Moi cast his vote at Kabarak University Polling Station in Rongai sub-county at 10 am.

Moi, 93, who was received by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries (IEBC) presiding officer Jimmy Maison called on Kenyans to maintain peace as they exercise their democratic right. “I urge Kenyans to be peaceful to prosper as a country.

Peace is paramount for any development to take place,” he said. Maison said the process was going on smoothly. “We received materials on time and there are no hiccups so far,” he said. Kibaki cast his vote at Munaini Primary School, Othaya constituency in Nyeri county.

In Taita Taveta, Nasa Governor Granton Samboja defied calls by Opposition leader Raila Odinga to boycott the repeat polls and cast his vote at Mwakishimba Primary School in Wundanyi sub-county.

Samboja, who was elected on Wiper Party ticket in the August 8 General Election, an affiliate party of Nasa, said he wanted to exercise his democratic right, which cannot be taken away by anyone.

The Governor said all Kenyans have a right to exercise their democratic right by participating in voting in the repeat presidential election as ordered by the Supreme Court on September 1.

Samboja said those who voted and those who stayed away had exercised their right and therefore, Kenyans should continue to co-exist peacefully. “It is the right of everyone to vote or stay away.

This is our country; your neighbour will remain your neighbour. We should not fight over election,” he said. He has also appealed to Kenyans to maintain peace saying that there is life after elections. Governor Samboja cast his vote at around 10:30 am.

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