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Voting begins in Migori amid tight security

Voting begins in Migori amid tight security

Voting for Migori Senate by-election has began this morning at 6am.

Some residents arrived at different polling stations as early as 5am.

Security is very tight in and outside the polling centers with idlers being kept at bay by security officers.

The hotly contested by-election followed after the death of Ben Oluoch Okello in June this year.

Migori has a total of 826 polling stations and about 388,000 registered voters.

Very minimal violence was reported in this by-elections campaigns as compared to 2017.

The battle for the county senate seat has attracted 6 aspirants namely,

Mr Ochillo Ayacko (Orange Democratic Movement), Mr Eddy Oketh (Federal Party of Kenya), Mr Peter Jobando (Green Congress Party),

Mr Solomon Hodo Rugaria (People's Democratic Party), Mr Samwel Otieno (independent) and mr Dickson Ogolla (independent).

The ballots will be casted until 5pm today.
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