The voting exercise in Mombasa and Kakamega counties is currently underway after the exercise was postponed during the August 9 general election.
In Mombasa, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) opened the polling stations at 6 am for residents to cast their ballots.
However, IEBC official Faky Mohammed has highlighted that there was a low turnout which they anticipate will increase in the course of the day.
“Last election we had people on the queue by 7.30 am but today the case is different, we opened at 6 am and we have received 14 people,” he said.
Due to mistakes on the ballots, the electoral body decided to postpone the Mombasa and Kakamega gubernatorial election.
The election was rescheduled for August 23, but IEBC boss Wafula Chebukati pushed the date back because his staff were being intimidated and harassed.
The other six are the elections for members of the National Assembly in Kitui Rural (Kitui county), Kacheliba (West Pokot county), Pokot South (West Pokot county), and Rongai (Rongai county) (Nakuru county).
Elections for Member of County Assembly Wards have also been postponed in Kwa Njenga (Embakasi South Constituency – Nairobi county) and Nyaki West (North Imenti Constituency – Meru county).
Seven people entered the contest for governor the front-runners in the contest are Hassan Omar of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and Abdulswamad Nassir of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).