WIPER nominations in Makueni county started late in the afternoon as voting materials were delayed, leading to anxiety. Officials at the party's headquarters in Nairobi blamed logistical problem.
The chopper carrying the ballot boxes first dropped the voting papers in Mbooni constituency at 2.30pm before heading to Makindu, Emali, Matiluki, Wote, Kaiti and Kilome towns.
However, the ballot papers could not reach designated centres in time because of lack of transport. Polling papers in Matiliku of Makueni did not reach the polling centres in time because there were no standby vehicles to ferry them.
The returning officer Francis Muthusi said they were sorting out the matter to enable the materials reach voters in good time. Voters in the six consistencies had started streaming into the polling centres as early as 6am.
The chairman David Musila told the Star on the phone that voting would be extended. The central tallying centre was in Unoa Primary School polling centre in Wote town.