Kilifi County IEBC Election Manager, Hussein Ngure has disputed the viral news of Kilifi gubernatorial ballot papers found at Mvita Constituency in Mombasa county today.

Speaking to the media during IEBC election materials dispatch at Pwani University, the county’s tallying center, Ngure said that so far no ballot paper belonging to Kilifi county has been delivered anywhere else except Kilifi.

He said that adding that he could not comment any further on the issue.

Ngure also dismissed claims that the process of dispatching the election materials delayed in the county today saying that the Returning officers and other IEBC officials are ready to commence the exercise as scheduled tomorrow.

According to Ngure, more than 2,288 police officers have been deployed to all the polling stations with each polling station having two police officers each.

Kilifi North constituency returning officer Hamisi Tsumo told the media that Kilifi county has received less identification badges for political parties’ agents.

He said that some badges will be placed in the boxes with other election materials and the agents who will report early might be lucky to get the badges.

However, he mentioned that IEBC will allow agents with secrecy oaths, appointment letters and supporting documents from the political parties they are presenting.

According to Ngure, Kilifi county has over 598,000 voters which is an increase by 80,000 more voters from the previous general election.

By Treeza Auma

Treeza Auma is a Digital Content Producer and founder of KTMN She is also Television journalist at Kenya News Agency and Leadership Accelerator at Women in News.

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