Missing MCA ballot papers delay Jubilee primaries

By Beth Nyaga

Jubilee Party primaries were yet to kick off by noon, Friday, in Tayari polling station in Nakuru County due to missing MCA ballot papers.

Other issues that seem to have marred the process include insufficient voting papers which were 2000 while the registered voters’ numbers were at 3,500.

Returning officers at the polling station say the papers should be taken back to Molo tallying center since too much time has already passed.

Jubliee Party Secretariat Rapahel Tuju leader however said that returning officers have no authority to cancel the nomination exercise and that it’s the prerogative of the Jubilee Party Headquarters to do so.

Tuju also said that they have eight choppers on standby to help facilitate in the primaries.

The returning officers in addidtion said that if the ballot papers were to be found before 2pm, voting would kick off as planned.

A stand-off however broke out between the security officers and the locals who were demanding materials be returned using private vehicles as opposed to police vehicles.