Murang’a residents cast their votes on Thursday despite harsh weather but the county chief is flying around to see it to it that the President gets as many votes as possible.
On the even of the election on August 8, residents went about the town honking to wake people up for preparations.
But on Wednesday night, only a few groups were seen lighting fires to keep warm amid a heavy downpour.
The queues were shorter and the mood dampened but people steadily trickled into polling stations.
At the Murang’a town social hall polling station, voters lined up from about 5am and voting began on a good note.
Residents expressed confidence that more people would turn up as it got warmer in the Jubilee Party stronghold, where President Uhuru Kenyatta enjoys unwavering support.
Governor Mwangi wa Iria has asked voters to vote early so they can find those yet to and their reasons.
In bulk text messages sent to locals, Wa Iria indicated he will use choppers to mobilise the people to cast their ballots.
“If you see a chopper and you have not voted, know it is a reminder for you to exercise your constitutional right.”