Maraga votes in fresh presidential election

Chief Justice David Maraga was one of the voters in Nyamira county who turned up to vote in the repeat presidential election yesterday.Maraga, who was accompanied by his wife Yucabeth, arrived at Bosose polling centre in West Mugirango constituency at 1.30 pm where they both took less than 10 minutes to cast their votes.

He, however, declined to answer questions from the members of the press saying he had come to exercise his democratic right and “that was what he had exactly done.”

The Supreme Court which is chaired by Maraga on September 1 nullified the August 8 presidential election citing irregularities and illegalities and ordered the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to conduct fresh election within 60 days.

Earlier, acting Interior Cabinet secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i cast his vote at Manga Girls Secondary School. Addressing the press, he asked Kenyans to maintain peace saying after yesterday’s exercise Kenyans should continue living together as brothers and sisters.

A spot check by the People Daily showed that there was low turnout in most polling centres. Jubilee Party leaders led by former MP Walter Nyambati, Dr Ereneo Nyakiba, Charles Ongoto, Dr James Gesami and MPs Joash Nyamoko (North Mugirango), Shadarak Mose (Kitutu Masaba) and Jerusa Momanyi (Women’s Rep) moved from village to village asking voters to turn up and vote.

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