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Migori by-election marred by bribery claims and low voter turn out

Migori by-election marred by bribery claims and low voter turn out

Low voter turnout have marked the Migori senatorial by-election.

Voting closed at 5 pm in all the 826 polling stations.

Dorothy Owino, the IEBC presiding officer at the polling centre said by 4pm the turnout was 41 per cent.

“This is a bit low even with the standards of a by-elections,” Dorothy said.

Mr. Ayacko main competitor, Mr Eddy Oketch alleged electoral malpractices in the polls soon after voting at Migori Primary School.

The Federal Party of Kenya candidate claimed ODM party leaders from outside the county were corrupting voters in order to vote for Mr Ayacko.

"They have brought a lot of confusion in this exercise through bribery and intimidation. I ask IEBC to take action," Mr Oketch told the media soon after casting his ballot .

Vote tallying is currently underway with Mr. Ayacko leading in most of the polling stations followed closely by Mr Oketch.
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