•At around 8am in Mwingi North Constituency, election officials were still stranded at some stations awaiting transport to the Kyuso Polytechnic constituency tallying centre.
•After voting on Tuesday, Malombe, Wambua and Green Action party leader Isaac Kalua expressed concern over the poor voter turnout.
Tallying of votes in Kitui began late on Wednesday due to transportation challenges to the constituency tallying centres.
At around 8am in Mwingi North constituency, election officials were still stranded at some stations awaiting transport to the Kyuso Polytechnic constituency tallying centre.
Mwingi North has 246 polling stations.
Despite a poor voter turnout in many polling stations across Kitui county, provisional results from polling centres generally indicated most of the sitting Kitui MCAs could have lost their seats.
On the other hand, all sitting MPs were poised to make a come-back, according to the provisional results released from polling centres across all the seven constituencies where polling took place on Tuesday.
No MP polls were held in Kitui Rural constituency.
MPs who had a clear lead on Wednesday morning, according to the provisional results, were Makali Mulu of Kitui central, Edith Nyenze of Kitui West, Charles Nguna of Mwingi West, Paul Nzengu of Mwingi North, Gideon Mulyungi of Mwingi Central, Nemrod Mbai of Kitui Esat and Rachael Nyamai of Kitui South.
The provisional results also indicated Kitui Senator Enoch Wambua, and Women Rep Irene Kasalu would recapture their seats. Former Kitui governor Julius Malombe who lost to Ngilu in 2017, was also leading.
After voting on Tuesday, Malombe, Wambua and Green Action party leader Isaac Kalua expressed concern over the poor voter turnout.
They all, separately, praised the peace that was observed during the voting.
They said the peaceful atmosphere was a clear sign that Kitui voters had become politically mature to allow the tenets of democracy to prevail.