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.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.