About the Author: Joseph Kabiru is CAFOD’s Media and Communications Officer for the East and Horn of Africa.
At Kadenye Nursery school polling station in my home village of Moto, I was woken up by voters who spent the night at the polling station. Men and women – some with babies strapped on their backs – started arriving as early as 1am. They braved a very chilly night as they waited for voting to start at 6am, but it wasn’t until 6.30am that the first voter cast their vote.
This is the most complicated election for Kenyans since independence as voters have to pick six candidates simultaneously – president, governor, senator, MPs, women representative, and county representative. It took me 20 minutes to cast my vote and it is almost certain most voters will not have cast their votes by 5pm when the polls close. However, the Independent Electoral and…
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