Kenya suspends part of the elections in four places

Kenyans voted in a general election on 9 August.

The head of Kenya’s electoral body has suspended voting in four places in the country, following a mix-up in the printing of ballot papers.

The areas affected are the counties Mombasa and Kakamega where gubernatorial elections will not happen, and Pokot South and Kacheliba constituencies where constituents will not cast ballots for MPs.

Details and images of the candidates listed on the ballots were wrong, said Chairman Wafula Chebukati of Kenya’s electoral body, the IEBC.

Last week, the IEBC suspended elections in four wards following the deaths of candidates, under various circumstances.

On Tuesday, Kenyans will be electing a new president as well as legislators and county administrations.

Source: BBC

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