Voting fails in Nyanza in day of protests and police clashes

Anti-riot police officers on their way to disperse youth who had blocked the main road in Homa Bay town and disrupted the election on October 26, 2017. PHOTO | BARACK ODUOR | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Kisumu Central Constituency returning officer John Ngutahi said out of the 399 officers, only four reported for duty.
  • Voting across polling centres in nine constituencies in Kisii County was marred by voter apathy.

Voting failed to take place in four Nyanza counties, while low turn out characterised the event in others and also in western Kenya.

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