Most of the polling stations in the country opened on time at 5 am in readiness to commence voting at 6 am.
Long ques were witnessed in various centres such as Kakamega and Siaya counties since 3 am.
However, a section of Kenyans have been forced to wait longer to cast their vote following delays in the opening of various polling centres across the country as well as delays in the delivery of polling materials including KIEMS kits.
In Nairobi county, voters in Moi Avenue Primary School forced their way into the polling station after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials failed to open the gates 40 minutes after the official opening time.
The turnout was rather low as opposed to the 700 voters expected. By 8 am, only 51 people had cast their votes.
In the outskirts of Nairobi, polling station at Kahawa West Ward in Roysambu Constituency were opened on time.
A spot check by The Informer indicated voters started arriving as early as 3am to cast their vote. The security is tight and no issues were observed.
For the small traders outside the polling stations, it was business as usual as they carried on with selling their wares.
At Uhuru Gardens Primary School in Langata Constituency, the polling station was open by 6am.
The queues to the various streams are short with a few voters disgruntled about the process of tracing their respective voting station.
In other areas, some of the elections were postponed following a mix-up of election material.