Polls underway in Nguu/Masumba ward in Kenya’s southeastern

Residents of Nguu/Masumba ward in Kibwezi West Constituency, Makueni county, Kenya's southeastern region, began voting early this morning to pick a new ward representative.

The seat fell vacant in June following the demise of Member of County Assembly (MCA) Harrison Ngui.

Ngui died in a road crash along Mombasa-Nairobi Highway.

Three candidates are battling for the seat, Eshio Mwaiwa of the Wiper party, UDA'S Daniel Musau, and Timothy Maneno, an independent candidate.

The polling stations were opened at 6 am and will be closed at 5 pm.

Returning officer Moureen Oyaro urged the residents to come out in large numbers to exercise their democratic rights.

She noted that Covid-19 protocols will be observed, and security has been deployed in all polling stations to ensure the process is smooth.

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