Sabahi (Washington, DC)

17 January 2013

Kenya: Materials Arrive Late, Delaying Kenyan Party Nominations

Photo: D. Hakes/Carter Center Photos
A man has his finger dipped in ink after voting (file photo)

Ballot materials arrived late to several Kenyan polling districts on Thursday (January 17th), delaying party nominations, Kenya's The Standard reported.

Various complications, including the disappearance of ballot boxes and the late delivery of materials, caused a late start to voting in Siaya, Nakuru, Kiambu, Uasin Gishu, Murang'a and Baringo Counties.

By 10 am, party members in Kiambu County who had arrived at 6 am were still waiting in their respective polling centres. Similar situations occurred in other counties, often because nomination papers were improperly delivered to the wrong polling station.

Primary schools across Kenya were closed on Thursday so that polls could be conducted in schools.

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