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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Nyali winners wait for gruelling 10 hours to get results

Former journalist and Nyali Mp-elect Mohammed Ali. /FILE
Former journalist and Nyali Mp-elect Mohammed Ali. /FILE

After a gruelling 10-hour wait, former journalist Mohammed Ali, an independent, was named Nyali MP- elect.

Five other individuals — Charles Kitula, Salim Kalume, Opeya Okoth, Abrary Omar and Kombe Nzai — were declared MCAs in Frere Town, Ziwa la Ng’ombe, Mkomani, Kongowea and Kadzandani wards, respectively. The wards are in Nyali constituency.

The five ran on the ODM ticket.

Presiding officers from the 165 polling stations within Nyali had by Thursday at 1pm submitted their results. But it took the officers at the constituency tallying centre 10 hours to collate the results and name the winners.

Ali’s and the five other MCAs supporters waited patiently outside the Mombasa Industrial Training Institute from Thursday till late at night.

Supporters became impatient and started chanting songs asking IEBC officials to speed up the process.

Police were on the look-out to ensure the crowd does not become unruly.

Nyali constituency returning officer Mwanajuma Ali kept urging the aspirants and their agents to be patient as they finalise the results collation.

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