As the country anticipates the general elections results, Kilifi county is experiencing slow process of tallying across the constituencies in the county.

The tallying process in at least 3 constituencies started about Tuesday midnight while others nearly at Wednesday’s dawn.

So far the officials have not given any reason to the on-going slow process.

Long queues of ballot boxes being submitted at Pwani University (Kilifi North constituency tallying center also Kilifi county tallying center)from various polling stations across the Constituency Photo by Treeza Auma

Kilifi county has seven counties with 588,842 total number of registered voters.

The total number of polling stations in the seven constituencies in Kilifi county is 1,144.

Out of the provisional results announced by Returning officers from the various tallying stations in the constituencies, Governor aspirant through ODM ticket Gedion Mung’aro seems to be taking an early lead by a wide margin, followed by Aisha Jumwa of UDA party while George KIthi of PAA party third, Alphonce Nzombo of Safina party and Independent candidate Espassito Franco Kasoso Baya.

Presiding officers are still submitting the ballot boxes and electoral results’ forms from different polling stations to constituency tallying center after which they will be later submitted to Pwani University, being the county tallying center.

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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