Kenya: ODM's Rueben Katana Takes Early Lead in Ganda Ward Polls

17 October 2019

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) seems to be in pole position to reclaim the Ganda Ward, in Kilifi County, seat as vote tallying continues.

Mr Rueben Katana is ahead of Mr Joseph Kiponda of Jubilee Party, Mr David Mitsanze of Kadu Asili Party and Mr Abdul Omar, an independent candidate.

The seat fell vacant after the High Court nullified the election of Mr Abdulrahman Mohamed Omar owing to irregularities and illegalities that marred the August 7, 2017 election.

Earlier, Returning Officer Jumaa Musa directed police officers to eject Kilifi Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi and journalists from TV47 for lacking accreditation.

The tallying, which is being conducted at Takaye Primary School, began at around 8pm. The ward has 12 polling centers, 30 polling stations and 16,632 voters. Security is beefed up.

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