The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has suspended elections for gubernatorial seats in Mombasa and Kakamega counties after identifying errors on ballot papers.
In a press briefing Monday afternoon, IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati said the error has resulted to elections being suspended in these areas until a later date.
“Ballot papers for the following elective positions were noted to have errors. Ballot papers for Kakamega county governor positions, Mombasa County have wrong gubernatorial candidate pictures and the details printed on them. Positions for members of the National Assembly in Pokot South and three in Kachiriba also have wrong gubernatorial candidate pictures and the details printed on them,” said Chebukati.
IEBC has also suspended elections in Pokot South and Kacheliba where there were some discrepancies; instances where photos were not matching names of the candidates.
The new election date will be announced later through a gazette notice.