UDA PRIMARIES

[PHOTOS] Day one of UDA primaries marred by chaos, delays

There were delays experienced as IEBC list missed in most Baringo polling stations.

In Summary

• Voting in Biashara ward, Nakuru East constituency has been disrupted after the 3 out of the 4 aspirants disputed the choice of polling clerks.

• On Wednesday, a lorry transporting UDA party nomination materials to Embu was attacked and materials burnt.

Situation at the Railways polling station. This is the station with the majority of voters in the ward.
Situation at the Railways polling station. This is the station with the majority of voters in the ward.
Image: JAMES MUNYUA

The United Democratic Alliance on Thursday commenced the party's primaries across the country.

The voting will take place in 36 counties in the exercise that will only be open to the eight million registered UDA members.

Voting for UDA nominations in Biashara ward in Nakuru East constituency has been disrupted after the 3 out the 4 aspirants disputed the choice of polling clerks.

Situation at the Railways polling station. This is the station with the majority of voters in the ward.
Situation at the Railways polling station. This is the station with the majority of voters in the ward.
Image: JAMES MUNYUA

United Democratic Alliance supporters have on Thursday deplored the postponement of the Party nomination exercise in Turkana Central and East Sub Counties.

However, the board has suspended primaries in Nandi Hill, Narok South and Nakuru Town West constituencies until April 19.

Some polling stations are experiencing hiccups with the exercise.

In Baringo, there were delays experienced as the IEBC list missed in most Baringo polling stations. Nothing was going on at Kabarnet High School by 10.10 am. 

Situation at the Railways polling station. This is the station with the majority of voters in the ward.
Situation at the Railways polling station. This is the station with the majority of voters in the ward.
Image: JAMES MUNYUA

Voting in Biashara ward, Nakuru East constituency has been disrupted after the 3 out of the 4 aspirants disputed the choice of polling clerks.

They want the polling clerks swapped to maintain the integrity of the nominations.

On Wednesday, a lorry transporting UDA party nomination materials to Embu was attacked and materials burnt.

Delays experienced as IEBC list misses in most Baringo polling stations. Nothing was going on at Kabarnet High School by 10.10am.
Delays experienced as IEBC list misses in most Baringo polling stations. Nothing was going on at Kabarnet High School by 10.10am.
Image: JOSEPH KANGOGO

In a viral video shared on social media,  ballot boxes and papers were burnt as rigging allegations emerged hours before the primaries.

The Deputy President William Ruto-led party dispatched its officials to the area to probe the matter. So far three members have been summoned over the incident.

They include; Margaret Lorna Kariuki (Nominated Member of County Assembly), John Muchiri Nyaga (Manyatta MP) and Norman Nyaga (UDA politician) 

In a statement on Wednesday evening, UDA NEB chairperson Anthony Mwaura asked aspirants to respect the decisions of Returning Officers.

Distribution of voting material for UDA primaries in Eldoret
Distribution of voting material for UDA primaries in Eldoret