• Says people should not fail to vote just because he is not on the ballot.
• Wa Iria has been telling his supporters on social media that Raila has promised to include him in the Cabinet.
Murang'a Governor Mwangi Wa Iria and other leaders have appealed to residents to turn out and vote following a low turnout in the majority of the polling stations.
Outgoing Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wa Iria has urged residents to turn out and vote following a low turnout in most polling stations in the county.
The governor cast his vote at Kiboi Primary School in Kiharu constituency at around 9am.
He impressed many when he queued with the rest of the voters, although he had the chance to vote immediately.
The governor hailed IEBC officials at the polling station for the fast-moving queues, citing an incident where a man who did not have fingerprints was assisted to cast his vote.
“I'm happy that they told him to fill out a form that was signed by all agents indicating that he had voted even though the Kiems kit failed to recognise him, yet he is a registered voter,” Wa Iria said.
He was accompanied by his wife Jane and his son Jimmy.
Wa Iria was initially vying for the presidency, but the IEBC failed to clear him.
The governor, who enjoys massive support from residents, said people should not fail to vote just because he is not on the ballot.
“Come out and vote for the leaders of your choice. I am not on the ballot and I have also cast my vote. When the law allowed it, I gave you my political stand,” he said.
The governor recently joined Azimio la Umoja, saying he had held dialogue with the coalition's candidate Raila Odinga.
He said Raila reached out to him during his stand-off with IEBC.
Wa Iria has been telling his supporters on social media that Raila has promised to include him in the Cabinet.
He appealed to Kenyans to maintain peace.
“An election is a major exercise involving millions of Kenyans. There may be a few challenges here and there but the most important thing is for everybody to vote in peace,” Wa Iria added.
Edited by A.N